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Better degree choice?

Hi there, I’d like to get your two cents on this:
So i have two degrees i am interested in studying, I’ve got two personal statements, though they are widely different subjects.
The first is international relations, the second being biomedical science.
The issue is, with international relations, if i wanted to actually go ahead and pursue a career within science, it’d be immensely difficult to find a postgraduate course with accommodating entry requirements, the unis im applying to are very well respected as well.
With biomedical science, i would intend on going to surrey, and would very likely go for a masters at a top institution as i could specialise. I’m just very stuck right now, there’s 4 days before i send my application off but it would be great to see what the wiser option is.
What sort of thing are you thinking of when you say “pursue a career in science”?
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Why are you applying this late without a clear idea of which degree subject you actually want to do?
Wouldnt it be better to forget it all for now and plan a gap year so that you ca apply when you are a bit more focussed, and with time to do this properly?
Original post by user787
Hi there, I’d like to get your two cents on this:
So i have two degrees i am interested in studying, I’ve got two personal statements, though they are widely different subjects.
The first is international relations, the second being biomedical science.
The issue is, with international relations, if i wanted to actually go ahead and pursue a career within science, it’d be immensely difficult to find a postgraduate course with accommodating entry requirements, the unis im applying to are very well respected as well.
With biomedical science, i would intend on going to surrey, and would very likely go for a masters at a top institution as i could specialise. I’m just very stuck right now, there’s 4 days before i send my application off but it would be great to see what the wiser option is.


If you want a "career in science" you should be aiming to do a science degree.

Unless you want to work in science communication or policy, where it may not be an absolute requirement, although it's still probably helpful for that.

It's much easier to do a science degree then an IR masters than the reverse. In fact an IR bachelors followed by a science masters degree would be effectively impossible to achieve I think realistically. You'd need to go back and do a second undergraduate degree.
(edited 2 months ago)

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