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Hi I’m looking at universities (I’m in year 12) and I know I want to do something research based after uni but I find diseases, viruses etc really interesting so I’m a bit stuck on which course would help me get to that point and whether if I did a particular one it would narrow down my options. I’ve looked at some similar threads and it’s kinda said that all 3 get you to the same point but is there one that is better suited to my career path?
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If you have a particular area which interests you, avoid biomed as its extremely broad. You can choose more focused courses such as cancer biomedicine, neuroscience, genetics etc.
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(Original post by 22Meg)
Hi I’m looking at universities (I’m in year 12) and I know I want to do something research based after uni but I find diseases, viruses etc really interesting so I’m a bit stuck on which course would help me get to that point and whether if I did a particular one it would narrow down my options. I’ve looked at some similar threads and it’s kinda said that all 3 get you to the same point but is there one that is better suited to my career path?
If you are interested in research after your first degree, I don't think you are disadvantaging yourself by choosing either of these 3 degrees. I'd check the course specifics of each one, you will probably find biochemistry focuses more on the molecular level events in the cell whereas biomedical science "zooms out" a bit and also look at a systems level.

Personally I'd advise against doing more "focused" courses as mentioned above, you will specialise more with module/project choices as you progress through your degree anyway and if you are planning on research work then a masters will pretty much be required and you can really specialise then anyway. Better to specialise when you have a better idea what you want to do, then choose the wrong one and be stuck for 3 years in the wrong degree for you
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