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Hello i have no idea if this is the best place to ask this but since it is about similar subjects I'm going to ask it.

Basically i am searching for a course(undergraduate) that lets me study molecular genetics and neuroscience in deep. However i found no courses combining these two subjects in one.
Therefore i am asking to whoever reads this topic to give me some kind of advice or a link to a site that explains me that.

Thanks in advance,
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« Reply #1 on: 30/04/2007 17:30:57 »
Hi
Welcome to the forum ;)
Where are you looking to study (US? UK? Australia?...?)
How good are your grades so far?
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« Reply #2 on: 30/04/2007 20:35:12 »
Thanks for replying Rosy

I want to study in UK and my average grade is 16 out of 20.

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« Reply #3 on: 30/04/2007 21:38:47 »
OK, well (many) UK universities advertise lots of highly specific subjects like "Neuroscience" or "Genetics" but when you get down to details it turns out that at most universities many of the biological science courses have courses in common in the first and often also the second year.
A quick search on the UCAS website (I assume you've found www.ucas.com ? They handle the general admissions process for undergrad courses here..) yields, for example, a neuroscience 3 yr BSc or 4 year MBS:
http://www.shef.ac.uk/prospectus/2007/coursedetail.php?courseid=245
One of their first year courses is apparently in the molecular basis of genetics.
I just give this as an example, since the same is true of loads of courses at different universities. You'll probably find, though, that you're expected to specialise in one or the other eventually since their aim is to get you to a point where you know enough about something to make a useful researcher...
I don't know where you're from so I've no idea what 16/20 equates to and so which universities you'll want to be looking at, but all the normal academic requirements are listed on UCAS and you'll probably find something to translate between the english system and something you understand...
 

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« Reply #4 on: 30/04/2007 23:20:26 »
My main problem is that I don't know if with a genetics course i can do future research on other fields such as neuroscience and if I am well prepared for that.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 30/04/2007 23:30:04 »
I'm a chemist, I don't have any inside knowledge of the life sciences research world.
My best bet would be to e-mail some of the universities running such courses and ask them what they think. But I suspect it'll depend on the course...
 

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« Reply #6 on: 01/05/2007 22:59:42 »
Ok I started to do that(sending mails to universities, and searching for courses with those caracteristics). I would also like to thank you for helping me.

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« Reply #7 on: 02/05/2007 11:46:57 »
Excellent.
Good luck.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 04/05/2007 12:52:56 »
Might I suggest a generic science course and then a Masters degree? My mate wanted to do toxicology so did a Pharmacology Bsc and then a Masters in toxicology.

Maybe a Biomedical Science course and then a masters?
 

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