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    Hiya

    Im in my final year at high school and planning to go to University to study Biology i was just wondering if anyone here has done a course at University involving Biology and just wondering what type of Biology they thought was the best? Theres like 30 different courses and im overwelmed by them all lol.

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    No doubt about it choose Anatomy & Physiology! (...Or aim to get to Gastroenterology)


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    Thanks could you tell me like what kinda things i will learn in the course and want kinda of career path i could take from this?

    I was planning to study Astronomy aswell as a biology subject but due to having no Physics on my record i don't think i can unless going to College for a year to get my Higher

    Ill be glad to hear other peoples opinions on what they think are the best courses
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    Well, Ashley it really depends on your own interests, aspirations in life. Im in the same situation as yourself, but I opted for an all rounder. I would suggest this to you, because I think its best for me.
    1st year: chose four basic subjects, mine shall be Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and the no option Maths.
    2nd year , you begin to branch according to your preferences, options include, Botany, zoology, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, so on so fourth.
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    And you get 4 years. Each year a progression and speciality emerges.

    Would you have that option?

    But, again, I say go for what you want to do. Not sure what age you are, but im young. Im sixteen. Too young to know what I want to do for sure. So im playing it safe.

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    thanks goodgod3rd also in same category as you im also 16 and im thinking your approach is best suited for me cause then ill get to study a bit of eahc of them and find out the best one for me

    Im into all part of Biology so i was just generally wondering what other people thought.

    I have made up my mind tho that Biology/Science is for me, i used to compete in Showjumping(horses) which took up a great deal of my time i competed at a high level and decided to give up to spend my time studying Biology hoping i did the right thing i'm sure i have tho

    Thanks very much :-D :-D
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    Hey,

    goodgod3rd, is that the Science degree at Trinity college? I'm studying Applied Biology down in carlow but next year I'm specialising in Biochemistry.


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    Well to be honest im talking about Ucd, but i you look at Galway, Trinity, Ucd, maynoot, and many more,the Un-denominated degree is pretty much the same. only difference is the choices. Ucd is the one i hope to chose or galway. best options. another difference is the points!

    One thing i found about trinity is the points seem to be higher, just for the name .

    thank god for change of mind forms eh? :-D

    I'm also considering Gmit, bio-pharm and chemistry and pharmcolgy!
    i like the idea of work placement and the less academic role, with the emiphis on the actual work.

    hwo did you find the IT?

    i really am not sure what im gonna pick! get through the exams first!
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    oo cool you from American? Is this an Ameroican site? Im from Scotland i'm thinking of going to Edinburgh or St Andrews University

    I was thinking of Pharmacology also but think i'll do Biology and Chemistry as a whole first
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    Your lovely neighbour! Ireland.

    I actually applied for Edinburgh, but the expensive, fees and the exchange of money, would have been too much. Free in Ireland! :wink:

    Well, the site is international. Very wide arrays of nations have members here! (Well not the nations on their own, rather the persons :P )

    Well, as I said, I would pick the bio and chemistry. (I applied for both your choices too). The fact that both subjects change dramatically as we enter 3rd level, from what we are studying now, going by what I have heard from my sis and friends.

    My fear, I would go, do two years of pharmacology and then find I hate it! My first choice lets me explore three or four different options. You might like something now, be able to be completely different!
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    Ooo. Ireland i'm going over to Ireland in July!! My sister still competes the horses and have a major show over there, i hope the weather is nice

    Yeh.. i think it'll help if i find out about each of the different courses and then make my mind up, i would also hate to have spent years studying a course i no longer had intrest in
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    I should hope so too; I’m camping at the oxegen fest! And I have no tent as of yet so it better be, normally is nice in July, but like anything, it changes!

    I would suggest talking to somebody on the course, somebody that will tell you the cores and with out the glossy brochure! Also I would be inclined to think of afterwards, not sure bout the U.K but here in Ireland some course offer work placement. Very nice to have a job before you even sits you final exams!

    Ireland is also booming with pharmaceutical companies!

    But the main thing is to enjoy both the course and the college life!
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    One of my best friends dad is a Micro-Biologist and was at the scene when the Bird-Flu happened in Scotland. he said the best place was St Andrews to study Biology. I had a meeting with our Careers Adviser and she wasnt to good so ill do some research for myself lol

    At least you'll get to see the stars when you've no tent lol
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    Not if the coulds block em... and the rain falls :?

    Well they did a great job their, if they hadn't controled it, no doubt it would spread to the rest of the uk, and here.

    No offence to the carrer teachers, but they never seem to get it right!
    follow your gut, play to your strengths and you will be sweet!

    good luck in your A levels too!
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    Thanks you too!!

    Yeh i know what you mean i booked an appointment which was put on a strange date in the middle of one of my exams so had to change it lol. The i got there she told me the grades i needed and said so you wanna be a scientist that was it i already knew the grades and that i wanted to be a scientist lol!


    Do you know what type of career path i could take with a degree in Biology? I am planning to do a Masters degree after the BA degree.
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    I wouldnt be the one to ask, seen as i don't know myself...
    i guess its how you stand ecconomicly, how long your course is, ect.

    my sister had a 3 year arts degreee, but decided to do a masters , to get a job higher up, beter paid.

    where as if i had 4 years of uni under my belt, i'd very much rather go out and earn money.

    again, personal taste, and suitation dictateS!
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    yeh i know i was just asking other people who might see it later

    Yeah most of the courses are 4yrs at BA but im very intressed in Science and will give most of my time learning new things thats what i do best lol i live to learn :-D
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    true, i could learn science over and over. you could get a research post in a uni? that would be ideal for yourself!

    lol, i forget its an open discussion sometimes.
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    lol not to worry! :-D

    Im thinking of places for Work Experience til i get into University................ cant think of any lol Would be a good thing to have tho, ive heard of getting Work Placements while your studying that would be great
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