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    I am doing my first year of alevels and hoping to do a Biological sciences degree at university. My teacher mentioned today that biology often involves testing and experimenting on animals. I understand why it is a necessity, however personally I really do not want to take a university course where it is compulsory to perform experiments on animals. I get that there are lost of different areas of biology but am not yet 100% sure what I want to go into. Has anyone doing/done a biology degree at university in the UK had experience with this ? As in how much testing on animals is performed, if any ? Is it compulsory ? Where do you study ? Thank you so so much.
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    When you say test on animals, are you meaning ones where the animals would come to harm? At my university, there were a couple of modules that involved observing animals like crabs and locusts but they were perfectly safe! You wouldn't be forced to do anything you felt uncomfortable with
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    yeah I meant where they come to any harm. thank you
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    (Original post by CalypsoxO)
    I am doing my first year of alevels and hoping to do a Biological sciences degree at university. My teacher mentioned today that biology often involves testing and experimenting on animals. I understand why it is a necessity, however personally I really do not want to take a university course where it is compulsory to perform experiments on animals. I get that there are lost of different areas of biology but am not yet 100% sure what I want to go into. Has anyone doing/done a biology degree at university in the UK had experience with this ? As in how much testing on animals is performed, if any ? Is it compulsory ? Where do you study ? Thank you so so much.
    I remember hearing the NatSci tripos involves using anaesthetic on fruit flies; it may happen on other courses too.
 
 
 

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