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I'm interested but I don't know what career prospects there are. When I research it, all I get is biology teacher, lab assistant, or continue on through to PhD level.

What can I actually do with it? I'm interested, but not inspired.

Also, is it the same as life sciences? Or are they different?
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(Original post by Nicksiee)
I'm interested but I don't know what career prospects there are. When I research it, all I get is biology teacher, lab assistant, or continue on through to PhD level.

What can I actually do with it? I'm interested, but not inspired.

Also, is it the same as life sciences? Or are they different?
Hi,

There are many things you can do with a biology degree. Here is the Prospects page to give you an insight, but this is by no means an exhaustive list.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...degree/biology

Life sciences tends to be a bit broader than biology, so you may have more modules focused on biochemistry or molecular biology than you might in a "biology" degree.

My ambition is to work as a researcher to genetically engineer crops to make them more resilient to the impacts of climate change, require fewer resources, and to produce higher yields. Research in this area will be really important in the coming century for preventing food insecurity becoming more of a widespread issue. In contrast, a friend on my course wants to be a wildlife filmmaker!

Have you got any further questions?

Daniel
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I would assume that as it's a fairly broad subject, courses will be slightly different at different Universities, and optional modules will vary a lot.

One of the benefits to the Biological Sciences/ a Biology degree is that there are usually several different related degrees that you can easily switch to at any point up until 3rd year. For instance at the applicant day at Uni Of Leeds we were told that anyone doing Zoology, Biology, or Ecology & Conservation would be able to switch between any of those at any point up to starting 3rd year.

I didn't end up going there, I went to Bangor instead, and someone on my Marine Zoology degree switched to Biology with Biotechnology part way through this year.

So if you start the course and find a particular module or field appeals more, you could always switch to a more specialist degree.
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try looking into a physician associate career! if you have an interest in pursuing a medical career, it has great job prospects as it is in high demand in the uk. in some universities, it is a masters course and they may accept undergrad biological sciences for entry. however, there are only about 30 universities offering so check the entry requirements for each .

the universities offering the course: https://www.fparcp.co.uk/fpa-members...nt-programmes/

other generally accepted degrees are:
allied health degree (e.g. occupational therapy, diagnostic/therapeutic radiography, physiotherapy or paramedic science)
anatomy
biochemistry
biomedical science
chemistry
genetics
human biology
medical science
nursing
microbiology
pharmacy
physiology.


Course providers usually require a minimum 2:1 first degree, although some universities will accept a 2:2 in a relevant subject. Alternative qualifications and relevant healthcare experience may be accepted at some institutions.

i believe Reading and UCLan are the only two unis in the uk offering Physician associate studies as an undergraduate course, MPAS (4 years) and they require both biology and chemistry alevel (at AAB-ABB i believe).
im applying to reading for medical sciences then switching after the first year to physician associate studies if i get the grades to transfer (as i dont have chemistry alevel)

check out this website for more information on the job and more of a physician associate: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...cian-associate

If youre concerned about the salary, newly qualified PA's earn £37,000 and more senior PA's can earn up to at least £50,000!

good luck!
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