I want to become a Neuroscientist ( in research, not treating patients), and i’m not sure what path I need to take. Do I need to do a medical degree or is that only for those doing neurology with the intention of actually working with patients, or is it different for research. I would ideally like to avoid doing medicine! Also, what A-Level subjects would be needed to do neuroscience - do i NEED chemistry or would biology preferred.
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- 13-02-2018 22:22
- 13-02-2018 22:25
You wouldn't need to do a medical degree, no. A biology degree would be a good option (some unis allow you to specialise in neurobiology during your degree). A psychology degree is also a potential path.
Some unis (like Leeds I believe) offer straight up neuroscience, too.
- 14-02-2018 10:51
You can do a life science degree (Biochemistry, Biology, Biomed) and then go on to postgraduate studies in neuroscience and specialise there through a masters or a PhD. You can also do neuroscience as a first degree (more rarely offered in universities) but I would not suggest doing something specialised from the beginning. I think it would be best to do a more broad degree at first and expose your self to all the science. I'm just saying that because I wanted to become a geneticist before uni and when I studies Biomed I didn't like genetics at all and so I'm glad I'm studying something broad. I ended up taking the path towards Cancer biology.
May not apply to you, just making suggestions