biomedical sciences or microbiology?

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Hi everyone! So i'm just a bit curious as to what the difference is between the two (I have done research but id preferably like some personal input). I'm looking towards maybe going into a vaccine researcher or like a more research based as well as hands on approach career and just wanted to know which would be better to pick. Thanks
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Having a look at the module difference will tell you as much as you need to know.
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(Original post by firephoenix)
Hi everyone! So i'm just a bit curious as to what the difference is between the two (I have done research but id preferably like some personal input). I'm looking towards maybe going into a vaccine researcher or like a more research based as well as hands on approach career and just wanted to know which would be better to pick. Thanks
Biomedical science is MUCH broader and you can choose a range of different areas to specialise in as you progress (including even microbiology if you desired). Microbiology will end up being much more limited in the modules you can choose. If you are undecided about what things in biology interest you specifically, biomedical sciences would probably be a better choice as you could still focus on microbiology anyway later on.

Worth mentioning that university choice is important if you want to study microbiology. I did my medical sciences degree at Exeter for example, where they had no people who studied virology and barely any who studied fungi, meaning we didn't get taught about viruses and barely anything about fungi. Others presumably won't have this issue.
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Already some good advice mentioned above.

Also worth remembering that Biomedical science also covers microbiology to a decent amount of detail. So it's a bit like the best of both worlds. Many people do BSc Biomed and then MSc microbiology too so you always have that option.
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thank you so much! I'll research some specific universities to make my firm decision!
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