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so i need some help on deciding a future degree.. i apply for September 2022
i take chemistry, biology and psychology, i used to want to study medicine but i had a change of heart and considered going into engineering but its pretty much impossible to do engineering without maths a level, but i really also enjoy chemistry and if i get an A (hopefully) i should be able to study something to do with chemistry at university which I've heard can be quite a promising degree? (if I'm wrong please let me know) but when i was looking into engineering i found chemical engineering and completed a few online courses for it and thought it was so interesting that I wanted to study it but I know I cant without maths a level, but I saw on the prospects website it said I could become a chemical engineer with a chemistry degree, does this mean if I did a chemistry degree I would have to then go back to university to do the sort of engineering part? can I go straight into a chemical engineering job with some training? I really cant find the answer to this anywhere!! I also looked into medicinal chemistry but I don't know anything about it or whether its extremely difficult or how its different to pharmacology? I just have my fingers crossed someone who studies medicinal chemistry can help me out?
but I'm very interested in going into stem (but definitely not psychology) so I could really use some guidance on any future degrees related to these fields? or perhaps someone who has in a similar situation?
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Biological science is a great option for you and one with really good prospects. Look at an open course like the one in Lancaster so that you can specialise in a particular area in year 3 rather than having to

It's true that for chemical engineering you will not be accepted without an A level in maths. Are you sure you want to be a chemical engineer? These people run the processing plant for Unilever making tonnes of Ariel washing up liquid each day. Would you rather not be finding a cure for Covid or a cure for cancer?
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(Original post by mike23mike)
Biological science is a great option for you and one with really good prospects. Look at an open course like the one in Lancaster so that you can specialise in a particular area in year 3 rather than having to

It's true that for chemical engineering you will not be accepted without an A level in maths. Are you sure you want to be a chemical engineer? These people run the processing plant for Unilever making tonnes of Ariel washing up liquid each day. Would you rather not be finding a cure for Covid or a cure for cancer?
thanks! thats really useful ill look into biological sciences
and yeah pretty much all the chemE courses i looked at require chemistry and maths
but i just dont know anything about medicinal chemistry?? like how do i gain any work experience? i kind of wanna speak to someone who studies it cos i have a tonne of questions but its difficult for me to explain them
any idea where i could find a medicinal chemistry student to just flood with questions? like about study hours? what they'd wish they'd known before they started it? or whether i should take maths for it?
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