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I know doing Biological/Biomedical Sciences is risky bc it's hard to get a good-paying job or just job offers after in general but I think that's what I want to do.

I'm doing an access course for Bristol Uni for Biological and Biomedical Sciences, is this any good? If I was to go to Bristol uni for Biological/Biomedical Sciences would I get any job offers after/ good-paying job offers?

Which unis do you recommend to do Biological/Biomedical Sciences, I want a good-paying job after my degree and I don't want to be stuck with a useless degree.
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I know doing Biological/Biomedical Sciences is risky bc it's hard to get a good-paying job or just job offers after in general but I think that's what I want to do.

I'm doing an access course for Bristol Uni for Biological and Biomedical Sciences, is this any good? If I was to go to Bristol uni for Biological/Biomedical Sciences would I get any job offers after/ good-paying job offers?

Which unis do you recommend to do Biological/Biomedical Sciences, I want a good-paying job after my degree and I don't want to be stuck with a useless degree.
Hi I applied this year for biological sciences and I'd say it depends on your grades! I can give some good recommendations for the degree and employability afterwards if you tell me the predictions you think you'll get
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Hi I applied this year for biological sciences and I'd say it depends on your grades! I can give some good recommendations for the degree and employability afterwards if you tell me the predictions you think you'll get
Predictions, hopefully, A*AA. I'm only in year 12 but thats around what I think I might get x
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Predictions, hopefully, A*AA. I'm only in year 12 but thats around what I think I might get x
Hi those will give you the freedom to apply to basically anywhere! So obviously Oxbridge grads have the highest chance of the best jobs, so you'll need to first choose whether Oxbridge is for you or not, taking into account everything else about you. If it is, one of them is your first choice, if it isn't choose another AAA university for your first and second choices such as UCL, Imperial or Durham. Make your 3rd and 4th choices AAB, seems a bit low but no course requirements for biological sciences are overly competitive so I'd suggest doing this. Possible unis include St Andrews (don't be fooled by low requirements, actually v hard to get into), Bath, Warwick, Bristol and Nottingham. I'd suggest you put your 5th choice down as a complete backup so ABB, as noone wants to be in clearing, such as Leeds, Manchester or Exeter. Hope this helps!
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I know doing Biological/Biomedical Sciences is risky bc it's hard to get a good-paying job or just job offers after in general but I think that's what I want to do.

I'm doing an access course for Bristol Uni for Biological and Biomedical Sciences, is this any good? If I was to go to Bristol uni for Biological/Biomedical Sciences would I get any job offers after/ good-paying job offers?

Which unis do you recommend to do Biological/Biomedical Sciences, I want a good-paying job after my degree and I don't want to be stuck with a useless degree.
definitely down to your a level and uni grades. you've got a very very strong set of predicted grades and that combined with a 2.1 or a first is going to look incredible on a job application. bristol is a russel group which are generally very well respected in the uk regardless of the reality of the level of quality of the course, this is likely to give you an advantage.

bear in mind a lot of well paying corporate jobs do not require a specific degree they just want you to have a degree full stop. this is always a good route to go down if a science field does not work out so well.
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Universities that are accredited by the IBMS, without it it’d be an obstacle to get a job as a Biomedical Scientist as you need the accreditation. Even some Russell Groups don’t have the BioMed courses accredited by the IBMS, so make sure to check that.
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Universities that are accredited by the IBMS, without it it’d be an obstacle to get a job as a Biomedical Scientist as you need the accreditation. Even some Russell Groups don’t have the BioMed courses accredited by the IBMS, so make sure to check that.
I don't get what you mean. What does "Universities that are accredited by the IBMS" mean? The plan rn is to go to bristol uni. Would this work out? I tried going to their page buy i cant see anything that says IBMS or anything like that
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I don't get what you mean. What does "Universities that are accredited by the IBMS" mean? The plan rn is to go to bristol uni. Would this work out? I tried going to their page buy i cant see anything that says IBMS or anything like that
IBMS is institute of biomedical science-they accredit degrees that qualify you to work as a biomedical scientist (for example in hospital labs), worth checking if you are interested but I have to feel most at some of the "top tier" universities will have this. If they don't, it will make doing that job more difficult, but you can go into other fields like research.
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I know doing Biological/Biomedical Sciences is risky bc it's hard to get a good-paying job or just job offers after in general but I think that's what I want to do.

I'm doing an access course for Bristol Uni for Biological and Biomedical Sciences, is this any good? If I was to go to Bristol uni for Biological/Biomedical Sciences would I get any job offers after/ good-paying job offers?

Which unis do you recommend to do Biological/Biomedical Sciences, I want a good-paying job after my degree and I don't want to be stuck with a useless degree.
I appreciate what the people above have tried to do to suggest universities, but honestly its next to impossible for anyone to do this in any kind of reasonable way. Objectively we would have to do the biology degree at every university that offers one to truly compare courses. For you personally, the best university may be different from, say, me-it depends on all sorts of factors (course, location, living expenses in that city etc). It's best for you to do a bit of work yourself researching some universities you think sound appealing, and coming back here with specific questions that people would be far better placed to answer.

If you are thinking about employability afterwards, what kinds of jobs do you think you might want to do after a degree? I personally wouldn't recommend doing a degree in a subject you wouldn't want to work in after (if you know this already), you'd be better spending that time preparing for a job you would want to do. For careers in biology, to be honest the focus of those applications is far more on what you did beyond your degree(s) than which university you went to. This should be something to consider when choosing a university.
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Biology is great! - Given the world that we are living in (climate change and global pandemic and vaccine-focus etc.) then I think that there is going to be an increasing demand for skilled Biologists and Biologically trained individuals in a wide range of fields (if you enjoy it, it is worth pursuing).

Picking a University - It is also worth looking at the modules at the universities that you are considering because some courses enable more variety while others channel you towards specialisation earlier on - its up to you which you prefer and both can be valuable. Also, definitely consider the city and the atmosphere at the University because you will be living there for at least 3 years so you want somewhere where you will feel at home as much as possible and have access to what you want from a location- this might mean not Oxbridge, Durham or London - other universities are also brilliant, have excellent academics, research, modules and prospects. (e.g. consider how much the accommodation will be, how close to the uni the accommodation is, how close to home you want to be, do you want green spaces, do you want a city, do you want thriving societies etc.).
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IBMS is institute of biomedical science-they accredit degrees that qualify you to work as a biomedical scientist (for example in hospital labs), worth checking if you are interested but I have to feel most at some of the "top tier" universities will have this. If they don't, it will make doing that job more difficult, but you can go into other fields like research.

I appreciate what the people above have tried to do to suggest universities, but honestly its next to impossible for anyone to do this in any kind of reasonable way. Objectively we would have to do the biology degree at every university that offers one to truly compare courses. For you personally, the best university may be different from, say, me-it depends on all sorts of factors (course, location, living expenses in that city etc). It's best for you to do a bit of work yourself researching some universities you think sound appealing, and coming back here with specific questions that people would be far better placed to answer.

If you are thinking about employability afterwards, what kinds of jobs do you think you might want to do after a degree? I personally wouldn't recommend doing a degree in a subject you wouldn't want to work in after (if you know this already), you'd be better spending that time preparing for a job you would want to do. For careers in biology, to be honest the focus of those applications is far more on what you did beyond your degree(s) than which university you went to. This should be something to consider when choosing a university.
Is Bristol University (not UWE) an IBMS?
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Is Bristol University (not UWE) an IBMS?
Yes it is, you can see all of them by just googling IBMS accredited degrees
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