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    [–] Just finished biochemistry, what next? Hartifuil 14 points ago in Biochemistry

    I can't help but laugh at the notion that you've finished biochemistry in a single semester.

    It sounds like you focussed on the biochem, but the molecular bio is much more important when considering oncogenesis. A good understanding of that is necessary if thats the way you're wanting to go.

    [–] Will Biochemistry set me up for a career in scientific public policy or Law? Hartifuil 2 points ago in Biochemistry

    Interesting. I'm sure it does happen but I feel like Bio is on the tail end of desirable STEM disciplines for law. Transferable skills are obviously important there. Finance like Biochem a lot, though. Aside from Law at undergrad, I think History and English to Law Postgrad is also very popular.

    [–] MSci. Biochemistry (4 years) or BSci. Biochemistry with Industrial Placement at The University of Manchester vs. BSci. Biochemistry (3 years) at Imperial College London? Hartifuil 1 points ago in Biochemistry

    If I were you I would probably pick Manchester. I have friends at Imperial who are more well off than me and hate the cost of living. The university is great but very competitive/stressful working environment. In my opinion it's not worth it at all, it's already tough to do undergrad, but added stresses will make it much tougher.

    [–] MSci. Biochemistry (4 years) or BSci. Biochemistry with Industrial Placement at The University of Manchester vs. BSci. Biochemistry (3 years) at Imperial College London? Hartifuil 1 points ago in Biochemistry

    Congratulations on your offers, those are really great unis and you should be very proud. Good luck in your exams also.

    As far as the right course and uni goes- absolutely stop worrying about it. Of my class, whichever uni people wanted to go to vs the one they actually went to, people love wherever they ended up.

    As far as worthwhile goes, both courses will set you up incredibly well, and will qualify you for well paying jobs. They're highly respected courses and highly prestigious universities.

    They're actually very different as far as degrees go. Biochemistry is a lot of learning about molecules and their interactions, with ties to any organisms, sometimes plants, some invertebrates, some human bio. Biomed is purely about health.

    The "industrial placement" year is you finding a job after your second year. It's a good opportunity to get an experience of work, find out what jobs you like and which you don't, though this isn't for everyone.

    Don't worry about post-grad until you're done with undergrad. It's a long way off.

    [–] MSci. Biochemistry (4 years) or BSci. Biochemistry with Industrial Placement at The University of Manchester vs. BSci. Biochemistry (3 years) at Imperial College London? Hartifuil 1 points ago in Biochemistry

    It seems that I can afford ONLY the above mentioned courses

    Are you not from the UK? Have you already applied?

    For my post-grad, ultimately, I have to finance my education on my own (through scholarships/sponsorships)

    Are you aware these are undergraduate degrees? Post-grad education is normally funded through scholarships, PhDs for example pay money to you.

    Which degree would be good enough to get me on the right track?

    This is the hardest question to answer because there are a lot of variables. Biomed is really aimed at more practical and vocational skills. A lot of these jobs are as NHS scientists or production in pharmaceuticals, which is where you would be expected to go during your industrial placement year. Biochemistry has more of a research focus, I'm happy to expand on either.

    How is Biomedical Sciences at The University of Manchester?

    I can't answer specifically about Manchester but the city is great and the University is one of the best in the UK and the world.

    Is Biochemistry more paying than Biomedical Sciences?

    This depends on the job and the focus. They allow you to do different jobs which have different pay scales. Generally I would say focus on what you find most interesting.

    Let me know if you have more questions, need help with applications etc.

    [–] Will Biochemistry set me up for a career in scientific public policy or Law? Hartifuil 10 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in Biochemistry

    So you're asking 2 questions here:

    Are there good Biochemistry jobs? If I get a degree in Biochem, can I practise law?

    1. Yes, absolutely.
    2. Not typically, a law degree sets you up better.

    [–] her smile says it all Hartifuil 3 points ago in wholesomememes

    Truthfully, I think your sister is in a better situation than the privileged kid. When people get to higher education, they get a big hit of "what's the point?" as soon as the going gets tough. Your sister will be so inspired, this won't be a problem. I'm sure you're a great sibling doing a great job!

    [–] her smile says it all Hartifuil 2 points ago in wholesomememes

    UK: from what I've read our undergrad is 3 years but more specific than a US undergrad, so is often considered equivalent to a masters. We have separate masters that last 1-2 years, but you don't need one to get a PhD.

    [–] her smile says it all Hartifuil 2 points ago in wholesomememes

    Well you'll finish being paid after 4 years, it's up to you if you finish writing by then...

    [–] A PhD can last only 7 years?! Hartifuil 3 points ago in labrats

    So you graduated last year? I'm applying this year after graduation in 3 months, already got a few rejections too, keep your head up :)

    [–] A PhD can last only 7 years?! Hartifuil 4 points ago in labrats

    ...but a masters costs you £10,000 at least, plus a year of time.

    [–] A PhD can last only 7 years?! Hartifuil 3 points ago in labrats

    In the UK, no. In Belgium (possibly other EU countries) then yes.

    [–] I believe it Hartifuil 2 points ago in thatHappened

    Fair enough. I dont know enough about the law in either country to say anything more than that tbh.

    [–] I believe it Hartifuil 3 points ago in thatHappened

    Can't tell if you're joking but I'm pretty sure racism is illegal in the UK. Is it not in the US?

    [–] Getting a Ph.D. Hartifuil 5 points ago in labrats

    Does anyone read them or do they just get disappeared like those socks where one just goes missing?

    [–] Found this poor thing trapped between slide and slip cover. Any idea what this is? Hartifuil 13 points ago in labrats

    I was also going to say hydra. Is it possible it was in the water supply used to wash the slides or something?

    Other than that, I guess it could be something airborne?

    [–] YouTube hasn't been the same without the boys. Hartifuil 6 points ago in SugarPine7

    The offshoot channel for Alec and Jakob, OffCanny has also been great so far. Very FilthyFrank-esque.