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Hello everybody,Sorry for the depressing post but I can use some advice. I am a first-year biomedical science student but I am starting to regret the decision to enrol on the course. I have been told there are limited job prospects, the course modules are not very exciting and it is only worth it if I do a postgrad. 3 years is a long time to commit to something I don't like and I am thinking of dropping out and I believe that if I keep on thinking about this situation it will be bad for my mental health. I would love to transfer to biomedical engineering but didn't do the right A levels, What can I do?Many Thanks
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Hello everybody,Sorry for the depressing post but I can use some advice. I am a first-year biomedical science student but I am starting to regret the decision to enrol on the course. I have been told there are limited job prospects, the course modules are not very exciting and it is only worth it if I do a postgrad. 3 years is a long time to commit to something I don't like and I am thinking of dropping out and I believe that if I keep on thinking about this situation it will be bad for my mental health. I would love to transfer to biomedical engineering but didn't do the right A levels, What can I do?Many Thanks
What A levels did you do - subjects and grades?
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What A levels did you do - subjects and grades?
Chemistry, Biology and Philosophy- All A grades
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Chemistry, Biology and Philosophy- All A grades
I see - so you have the grades for Biomedical Engineering/Medical Engineering degrees but in the wrong subjects as that course/career is more about Maths & Physics. And you're not interested in studying medicine?

You could look into Medical Engineering with a Foundation year like this one at Swansea if you also have strong science GCSEs and at least a B in GCSE maths or Bioengineering with a Foundation year at Loughborough

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergradu...ion-year-hbc9/

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/underg...ioengineering/

If you have an A in GCSE maths you could also consider this Bioengineering with a Foundation year at Sheffield

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/prospect...qualifications
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I see - so you have the grades for Biomedical Engineering/Medical Engineering degrees but in the wrong subjects as that course/career is more about Maths & Physics. And you're not interested in studying medicine?

You could look into Medical Engineering with a Foundation year like this one at Swansea if you also have strong science GCSEs and at least a B in GCSE maths or Bioengineering with a Foundation year at Loughborough

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergradu...ion-year-hbc9/

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/underg...ioengineering/

If you have an A in GCSE maths you could also consider this Bioengineering with a Foundation year at Sheffield

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/prospect...qualifications
ok thank you, very helpful and very much appreciated
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ok thank you, very helpful and very much appreciated
You're welcome.

If your current uni does the course you could talk to them about transferring.

If it doesn't you could apply to other unis via UCAS even while you are still at uni if you want.
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Drop out & take degree which is actually worth or you will end up like me.
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well I started off doing diagnostic radiography and now I've transferred to occupational therapy but I'm starting from year 1 again, it's never too late but it's good to be sure now before committing.
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well I started off doing diagnostic radiography and now I've transferred to occupational therapy but I'm starting from year 1 again, it's never too late but it's good to be sure now before committing.
Can I ask what made you transfer? I have been weighing up these 2 careers for a while
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What would you like to do career wise?

Which University are you at?
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