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Anyone thinking to apply for the Biomedical science course?

Postby joanna128 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:59 am

Hi, I'm thinking to apply for the biomedical sciences course and i absolutely love biology!
But what is currently annoying and frustrating is that i didn't take chemistry, and i'm doing the IB.
My school doesn't allow me to take biology and chemistry together and it sucks...

I've checked out most of the universtiy requirements and i think thinking to go to UK-London.
But most of them required me to take Chemistry ):
I really really really want to take the biomedical sciences course, what can i do now?

Is there any other courses that are biology related that I can take?

Thank You so much! Hope you guys can help me! :(
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Postby JackBean » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:12 pm

How can we help you, if we don't know your home-Uni? :roll:
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Postby CorwinPrinceOfAmber » Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:36 pm

I used to want to do BioMed until last year, so I know a bit about it.
Firstly, check out the prospectus, that usually provides all the entry requirements per course.
secondly, you should talk with the admissions or the department of the university, they should be able to give you specifications for the IB (as they should know that you can only take a limited amount of science modules) and if you are able to take up external chemistry modules, which some universities provide and can be compulsory to those who haven't taken it to a higher level. I would recommend going to a university that offers the additional chemitry modules.
sometimes they will accept maths/ physics/ geography/ psychology etc as an additional science (but my guess is that they would have to be higher), but again you will have to talk to the university as to what they require.

hope this helps! good luck :)
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Re: Anyone thinking to apply for the Biomedical science course?

Postby joanna128 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:01 pm

Thank You so much.

I want to go to UCL, and I asked if I have to take Chemistry and they said yes.
So I was thinking to apply for the Human Sciences course
which, requirements is.. IB 36 points, plus one science based subject (preferrably Biology)

I think it's very competitive, for me as an international student to apply for UK universtities, as the government policy only allows 10% of all the vacancies/places for international students.

And I guess Durham university will actaully accept students that didnt take chemistry for the biomed. course. But yeah, as you said, they'll actually want you to take the chemistry modules. Thats pretty cool!

But anyway, thanks so much (:
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Postby CorwinPrinceOfAmber » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:34 pm

UCL is a very competitive university, as its in London and in direct competition with other brilliant universities such as Kings and Imperial, etc.
This is a slight cheat, but if you apply for a Biology based subject, by the end of the first year it can be possible that you can switch the Biology course (that is less chemistry based) you are on to another within that department, based on how well you did within the University that year. But they might still require a chemistry background. :(
Is there no 'Foundation Science' course? I think (don't take my word for it) that lasts a year and you might be able to apply for another science based course withing the university.
I've applied to Durham! :D So beautiful there, and the departments great!
That's a shame about the International Student limit, that sounds so unfair, especially this year with such a huge increase in applications.
Good Luck with your applications, and all the best for the future!
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