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can someone help with career options

so im in year 12 doing biology psychology and sociology. So i was interested in many different careers. For example something science related, so picked biology( as well as being a good/facilitating subject) and psychology as it matches well with bio and its an essay subject( for law). As well as sociology( did really well for it in gsce, so im confident i can get an A* predicted + essay subject)

My question really is is there any good career i can get into apart from law? im honestly interested in many things. I realized that it will be hard to get into something science related with just bio( not chem+math). Does anyone know any good science related careers with bio and perhaps psychology. By 'good' i mean, easily find a job after graduation, reputation,salary.

My other question is are these a levels fine for law? i know theres no specific subject requirement, but with someone with more facilitating subjects be at an advantage? I know bio is good. Psych is also well respected and i read somewhere that cambridge encourage people to take sociology if they want to go into a social science. So does it really matter?
You could do a psychology degree at a prestigious university if you meet the grades therefore possibly earning a higher salary. Also you do biology and psychology, most unis only ask for one of those so this may be seen as more admirable.

Those subjects are great for law but it’s more about the grades you receive and your GCSE performance. Don’t let the fact that you didn’t take more facilitating subjects stop you from doing law I know many people who only did one facilitating subject, had good personal statement and experience then got offers for law from great unis.
Psychology, Neuroscience or Biolgy are the obvious degrees.
Neuroscience - https://bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2023/neuroscience/
Psychology - https://www.southampton.ac.uk/study/subjects/psychology
Biology - https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/undergraduate
Etc.

With Sociology, there are many different social science degrees - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/social-sciences/courses/undergraduate and https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses - everything from American Studies to Social Work - and this could lead you into a hundred different careers.

Good careers site with hundreds of different job / career profiles - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles
Original post by glablee
so im in year 12 doing biology psychology and sociology. So i was interested in many different careers. For example something science related, so picked biology( as well as being a good/facilitating subject) and psychology as it matches well with bio and its an essay subject( for law). As well as sociology( did really well for it in gsce, so im confident i can get an A* predicted + essay subject)

My question really is is there any good career i can get into apart from law? im honestly interested in many things. I realized that it will be hard to get into something science related with just bio( not chem+math). Does anyone know any good science related careers with bio and perhaps psychology. By 'good' i mean, easily find a job after graduation, reputation,salary.

My other question is are these a levels fine for law? i know theres no specific subject requirement, but with someone with more facilitating subjects be at an advantage? I know bio is good. Psych is also well respected and i read somewhere that cambridge encourage people to take sociology if they want to go into a social science. So does it really matter?


Facilitating subjects no longer apply. Even the Russell Group who championed them have withdrawn that advice. Leading universities such as UCL and LSE publish a list of their preferred subjects and requre 2 of these, Every list will include your subjects.

As far as sciences are concerned different universities require different subjects. There are medical schools who will accept students with Biology only as a science. There is a massive thread on the medical forum outlining which medical schools require what sciences. Have a look at that,

Swansea university medical school have a list of medical type courses including things like Applied Medical Sciences and Population Health. Have a look to see if there are any courses there you can apply for.
Original post by glablee
so im in year 12 doing biology psychology and sociology. So i was interested in many different careers. For example something science related, so picked biology( as well as being a good/facilitating subject) and psychology as it matches well with bio and its an essay subject( for law). As well as sociology( did really well for it in gsce, so im confident i can get an A* predicted + essay subject)

My question really is is there any good career i can get into apart from law? im honestly interested in many things. I realized that it will be hard to get into something science related with just bio( not chem+math). Does anyone know any good science related careers with bio and perhaps psychology. By 'good' i mean, easily find a job after graduation, reputation,salary.

My other question is are these a levels fine for law? i know theres no specific subject requirement, but with someone with more facilitating subjects be at an advantage? I know bio is good. Psych is also well respected and i read somewhere that cambridge encourage people to take sociology if they want to go into a social science. So does it really matter?

Maybe have a look at neuroscience courses for bio? Also, UCL offers an arts and sciences degree that allows you to combine science and non-science subjects- I'd recommend you check that out too. Look at natural sciences, or degrees that allow you to combine courses, since it seems like you're interested in a diverse range of subjects.

With bio and psych, your options aren't just limited to law. Here's a biology with psychology course by Lancaster- would this fit? https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/biology-with-psychology-bsc-hons-c1c8/

Hope this helps! :smile:
Original post by glablee
Im in year 12 doing biology psychology and sociology.

My question really is is there any good career i can get into apart from law?

im honestly interested in many things. By 'good' i mean, easily find a job after graduation, reputation,salary.

My other question is are these a levels fine for law?

i read somewhere that cambridge encourage people to take sociology if they want to go into a social science. So does it really matter?


1.Im in year 12 doing biology psychology and sociology.
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/a-level-explorer/biology/psychology/sociology?o=210
My question really is is there any good career i can get into apart from law?

Member of parliament (MP)
*Law is not a good degree if you can't find a placement so that you are able to do your solicitor training or pupillage should you want to be a barrister.
City Trader this job is open to all graduates
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/financial-trader#qualifications

2.im honestly interested in many things. By 'good' i mean, easily find a job after graduation, reputation,salary.

Well then non law graduate earn more than law graduates

You will not find a job easily unless you know someone in the way that "it is not what you know but who you know". Do you know someone if not then it will be difficult. Gone are the days an Oxbridge degrees opened all doors now you need to think out of the box, think for yourself and not try and get others to do this for you.

At this time London Law graduate earn more than Oxbridge graduates
https://www.chambersstudent.co.uk/law-firms/getting-a-training-contract/what-are-legal-recruiters-looking-for

3.My other question is are these A levels fine for law?
If you are going to get A*A level then it is better to achieve this than not to achieve this if you know what I mean.

I would look at Economics, foreign Languages and Mathematics for the top jobs in corporate and commercial. In addition the law firms, and barrister chambers. Search sites and see what qualification their employees have and their interest.
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/law-sector/how-much-do-lawyers-earn
https://www.cliffordchance.com/home.html
https://www.mishcon.com/
4.i read somewhere that Cambridge encourage people to take sociology if they want to go into a social science. So does it really matter?
Never rely on hearsay find out the facts for yourself did you read this in a Cambridge University prospectus? Maybe an individual Cambridge College prospectus? Then it is fair to say it is reliable otherwise it is not or not so much.

Be prepared to carry on picking up on qualification now and once qualified. May do masters or a doctorate. Perhaps apply for Harvard perhaps in your own time learn sign language, look for ways for gaining experience in the law industry. Look for jobs you may need to do whilst you wait for an opportunity of a Law placement/Pupillage.

Solicitor Apprenticeship...look those up
There is this
https://cpq.cilex.org.uk/
But rarely are their ones for being a barrister
https://www.thelawyerportal.com/barrister/becoming-barrister-faqs/
Original post by glablee
so im in year 12 doing biology psychology and sociology. So i was interested in many different careers. For example something science related, so picked biology( as well as being a good/facilitating subject) and psychology as it matches well with bio and its an essay subject( for law). As well as sociology( did really well for it in gsce, so im confident i can get an A* predicted + essay subject)

My question really is is there any good career i can get into apart from law? im honestly interested in many things. I realized that it will be hard to get into something science related with just bio( not chem+math). Does anyone know any good science related careers with bio and perhaps psychology. By 'good' i mean, easily find a job after graduation, reputation,salary.

My other question is are these a levels fine for law? i know theres no specific subject requirement, but with someone with more facilitating subjects be at an advantage? I know bio is good. Psych is also well respected and i read somewhere that cambridge encourage people to take sociology if they want to go into a social science. So does it really matter?


Heya!
Your a-levels selection should be fine for law as long as you get good grades in all of them :h: You can do tons of stuff with bio, check out Prospects about career advice. Search up some careers you can do with bio and note down what sounds interesting to you. If you can't make up your mind yet, just stick with your selection and see how you feel about law and bio careers. Do some extra reading if it helps!

Hope this helps!
Milena G.
UCL PFE
Study Mind
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Original post by sleep_supremacy
Maybe have a look at neuroscience courses for bio? Also, UCL offers an arts and sciences degree that allows you to combine science and non-science subjects- I'd recommend you check that out too. Look at natural sciences, or degrees that allow you to combine courses, since it seems like you're interested in a diverse range of subjects.

With bio and psych, your options aren't just limited to law. Here's a biology with psychology course by Lancaster- would this fit? https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/biology-with-psychhology-bsc-hons-c1c8/

Hope this helps! :smile:

i really aspire to go to a top 20 uni , the ucl arts and science degrees seems interesting. Does that mean i can do neuroscience and law at the same time? would that be too much work? Or is it another social science degree? Thank you
Original post by glablee
i really aspire to go to a top 20 uni , the ucl arts and science degrees seems interesting. Does that mean i can do neuroscience and law at the same time? would that be too much work? Or is it another social science degree? Thank you

Neuroscience and law are pretty different fields. Look for joint honours programs if you're interested.
Original post by glablee
so im in year 12 doing biology psychology and sociology. So i was interested in many different careers. For example something science related, so picked biology( as well as being a good/facilitating subject) and psychology as it matches well with bio and its an essay subject( for law). As well as sociology( did really well for it in gsce, so im confident i can get an A* predicted + essay subject)

My question really is is there any good career i can get into apart from law? im honestly interested in many things. I realized that it will be hard to get into something science related with just bio( not chem+math). Does anyone know any good science related careers with bio and perhaps psychology. By 'good' i mean, easily find a job after graduation, reputation,salary.

My other question is are these a levels fine for law? i know theres no specific subject requirement, but with someone with more facilitating subjects be at an advantage? I know bio is good. Psych is also well respected and i read somewhere that cambridge encourage people to take sociology if they want to go into a social science. So does it really matter?

My daughters doing psych, bio and geography and is applying for Zoology/animal behavior. The course itself is also not all about animals. Theres conservation and ecology and some courses offer animal management experiance. Zoology is not a high salary degree, its there for people who are passionate about their job and love doing what they do. Teamed with conservation and ecology, its increasingly more and more important.
Original post by glablee
so im in year 12 doing biology psychology and sociology. So i was interested in many different careers. For example something science related, so picked biology( as well as being a good/facilitating subject) and psychology as it matches well with bio and its an essay subject( for law). As well as sociology( did really well for it in gsce, so im confident i can get an A* predicted + essay subject)

My question really is is there any good career i can get into apart from law? im honestly interested in many things. I realized that it will be hard to get into something science related with just bio( not chem+math). Does anyone know any good science related careers with bio and perhaps psychology. By 'good' i mean, easily find a job after graduation, reputation,salary.

My other question is are these a levels fine for law? i know theres no specific subject requirement, but with someone with more facilitating subjects be at an advantage? I know bio is good. Psych is also well respected and i read somewhere that cambridge encourage people to take sociology if they want to go into a social science. So does it really matter?


Heym

I was in a similar situation when I was doing my A levels as I knew I was interested in biology and disease etc but didn't know what course would suit me best.
I ended up doing natural sciences which works differently at each uni but at Nottingham (where I study) it works by studying 3 subjects in your 1st year then drop down to 2 for 2nd and 3rd year. Based on your A levels these are the subjects you could study (some you don't need to have studied before):
Biology
Psychology
Cancer Sciences
Earth science
Ecosystems and environment

The main thing I enjoyed about the degree was the flexibility of the course and the flexibility to pick modules and combine modules that you wouldn't be able to with a straight science course.
I have left a link below and if you have any questions just let me know,
Emily :smile:

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/naturalsciences/study-with-us/index.aspx
Original post by glablee
I realized that it will be hard to get into something science related with just bio( not chem+math). Does anyone know any good science related careers with bio and perhaps psychology. By 'good' i mean, easily find a job after graduation, reputation,salary.


A lot of Allied Health Professional courses only require one science:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/allied-health-professionals/roles-allied-health-professions/roles-allied-health-professions

With diagnostic and therapuetic radiography, for example, a job is pretty much guaranteed on graduation as there is a national shortage of radiographers. The starting salary is NHS level 5, which is currently around £27,000 per year (more in London). There are many options for career progression in the NHS, with private health care providers and in education.

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