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I have been offered a place at UCL to study infection and immunity. I am worried this MSC will be useless and will not open any doors for me. I want to apply for the STP (microbiology). Will this MSC help my application ?
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I have been offered a place at UCL to study infection and immunity. I am worried this MSC will be useless and will not open any doors for me. I want to apply for the STP (microbiology). Will this MSC help my application ?
What was your original motivation for applying for this course? That might give you some perspective.
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My original motivation was to study here then apply for the NHS STP microbiology sector (gaining several years of clinical experiences) Then perhaps in the future do a PhD in microbiology and get into the pharmaceutical microbiology one day.
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My original motivation was to study here then apply for the NHS STP microbiology sector (gaining several years of clinical experiences) Then perhaps in the future do a PhD in microbiology and get into the pharmaceutical microbiology one day.
Why do you think it will be useless then (as you say in your OP)? I'm not quite following...
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I am worried that I don’t get into the STP as it is competitive and I will be unemployed with a msc degree. I want to hear people who have graduated with this course , what they did after etc.
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Why do you think it will be useless then (as you say in your OP)? I'm not quite following...
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I think the first step is accepting how few laboratories actually employ Clinical Scientists in Microbiology.
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I have been offered a place at UCL to study infection and immunity. I am worried this MSC will be useless and will not open any doors for me. I want to apply for the STP (microbiology). Will this MSC help my application ?
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So doing a masters in infection and immunity will not help as there aren’t many jobs in microbiology (clinical scientists)?
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I think the first step is accepting how few laboratories actually employ Clinical Scientists in Microbiology.
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It will help in your future attempts to do a PhD. Only the larger laboratories use them and it's more on a research basis and usually just the one. You could work in laboratories for a full career in microbiology and never cross a Clinical Scientist. I believe in regards to the STP, there's usually only 2 spots nationally a year.
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So doing a masters in infection and immunity will not help as there aren’t many jobs in microbiology (clinical scientists)?
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ngl

You could end up in a not so good place

it’s one of them msc courses. Can be bery interesting and useful for phd study, but a job? Might be tricky there
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Do an msc in biocehmical engineering

You can do it with a life science degree

And end up working in industry or manaement, even finance and other kewl stuff
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Thank you , you have been very helpful . I need to do more research before accepting this offer. Got invited for an interview to train as a BMS and get HCPC accredited wish me luck !!
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It will help in your future attempts to do a PhD. Only the larger laboratories use them and it's more on a research basis and usually just the one. You could work in laboratories for a full career in microbiology and never cross a Clinical Scientist. I believe in regards to the STP, there's usually only 2 spots nationally a year.
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How did you go about training to be a BMS????
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Thank you , you have been very helpful . I need to do more research before accepting this offer. Got invited for an interview to train as a BMS and get HCPC accredited wish me luck !!
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I think the first step is accepting how few laboratories actually employ Clinical Scientists in Microbiology.
I think public health is way forward for clinical scientists in microbiology. I’ve seen consultant doctor posts advertised with requirement of GMC or HSST qualification. Good luck
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yeah except if you want to do a PhD it's completely useless. why i only did biology up to Bachelor's level.
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