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So oxford doesn’t offer a genetics undergraduate degree, however both Biology and Biomedical sciences cover genetics, and both allow specialisation into areas related to genetics. If I wanted to pursue a career in genetic research, which of the two degrees would be more suitable? i.e would I be able to later apply to a postgraduate programme based around genetics with a Biology degree? ,or would biomed be more suitable? Thanks for any advice
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Well.. are you talking human or non - human genetics?

Both shoukd be fine but if you were thinking more medical reseaarch/medical applications biomed is more relevant.
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Current biomed here - you can't specialise in straight genetics in biomed, though you can do related subjects such as molecular biology and cancer bilogy. Obviously the focus in later years is on human genetics, and as far as I know the first year course is identical for biomeds, biologists, biochems and human sciences.

edit: first year genetics course* is identical, not the entire degree in first year haha
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(Original post by ConicalFlask)
Current biomed here - you can't specialise in straight genetics in biomed, though you can do related subjects such as molecular biology and cancer bilogy. Obviously the focus in later years is on human genetics, and as far as I know the first year course is identical for biomeds, biologists, biochems and human sciences.

edit: first year genetics course* is identical, not the entire degree in first year haha
Thanks this was really useful how did you find the application process for biomed?
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Thanks this was really useful how did you find the application process for biomed?
I honestly found it quite easy, but then again I’m one of those people who finds exams fun. I went into it thinking I wouldn’t get an offer and I think that helped calm me down during the BMAT and interview and so perform better.
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