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So I decided to apply for Biological Sciences at university because I obviously haven't covered all aspects of Biology in school and there might be an area of the subject that I'll really love that I haven't come across yet. I've got all my offers for Biological Sciences and I'm just trying to decide which universities to put down as my choices.

At the same time, I would quite like to work in pharmaceuticals in the future (at least that's how I feel at the moment). I was just wondering if I'd be able to get a job in pharmaceuticals with a Biological Sciences degree or if they normally want people with Biomed degrees.

Hope this isn't a stupid question.
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You may be able to do a conversion degree (1 year course) in pharmaceuticals. Usually a chemistry related degree is needed
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You may be able to do a conversion degree (1 year course) in pharmaceuticals. Usually a chemistry related degree is needed
Not really, most pharmaceutical companies hire people with biology, biochemistry and related degrees. Drug discovery and development are heavily bio, especially if we're talking about biologic drugs, but also for small-molecule ones
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You may be able to do a conversion degree (1 year course) in pharmaceuticals. Usually a chemistry related degree is needed
Some universities do Life Sciences degrees, in which Biological Sciences is split into what we call BBNP (Biomedical Sciences Degree, Biological Chemistry Degree, Neurology Degree, and Pharmaceutical Degree), and you pick which subject you want to go into.

On the contrary, some universities solely do Biological Sciences and you get a mixture of all four specialist degree programmes in one.

Racresmol is right though, for drug discovery and development, you want something more biological related (or the Pharmaceutical degree itself), as this would tend to cover the necessary Chemistry requirements.
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So I decided to apply for Biological Sciences at university because I obviously haven't covered all aspects of Biology in school and there might be an area of the subject that I'll really love that I haven't come across yet. I've got all my offers for Biological Sciences and I'm just trying to decide which universities to put down as my choices.

At the same time, I would quite like to work in pharmaceuticals in the future (at least that's how I feel at the moment). I was just wondering if I'd be able to get a job in pharmaceuticals with a Biological Sciences degree or if they normally want people with Biomed degrees.

Hope this isn't a stupid question.
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Out of interest, which unis? In general, I'd advise you to go for the one that offers the most pharmacology-heavy and numerical/computational degree.
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Out of interest, which unis? In general, I'd advise you to go for the one that offers the most pharmacology-heavy and numerical/computational degree.
My options are Exeter, Cardiff or Manchester. They all have the core biochemistry module in the first year and optional modules later on like Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry. Manchester definitely has the most choice with loads of modules like Clinical Drug Development and stuff but I'm reluctant to put Manchester first because their grade requirements are higher and I have literally no idea how my grades are going to turn out now with everything going on with this year's A Level grades. Cardiff's more flexible because you can switch degree titles depending on what modules you take but my drawback with Cardiff is that it's not ranked very well for biosciences.
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My options are Exeter, Cardiff or Manchester. They all have the core biochemistry module in the first year and optional modules later on like Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry. Manchester definitely has the most choice with loads of modules like Clinical Drug Development and stuff but I'm reluctant to put Manchester first because their grade requirements are higher and I have literally no idea how my grades are going to turn out now with everything going on with this year's A Level grades. Cardiff's more flexible because you can switch degree titles depending on what modules you take but my drawback with Cardiff is that it's not ranked very well for biosciences.
In that case, I'd suggest Manchester firm and Exeter insurance, I think
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