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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsKEVIN: Hi. I'm Kevin. Welcome to 'So You Want To Study Life Science', a two week course which we hope you'll really enjoy. To give you a bit of background, I've recently found myself a bit confused about what to study at university. In school, I really liked biology and decided that was a subject I wanted to take on to further study. But when I came to apply to university, I realised I was applying to life sciences. And on top of that, found out there are more than one. In fact, I know there are loads of branches of life sciences and universities normally offer a whole range of courses so I decided I need to do a little more investigation.

Skip to 0 minutes and 41 secondsThrough out this course, I'm going to find out about each one by talking to the experts. I hope this will give me more information to help me make a decision as to the path I want to take. So if you too are a little unsure of your biochemistry versus your botany, or your zoology and genetics, or even if you're just interested in life sciences in general, I hope you'll join me on this journey of discovery. Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunity to test your knowledge you have gained and discuss with your peers. I hope together, we will learn about and come to understand the different life sciences and the paths we could follow.

Skip to 1 minute and 15 secondsSo if you're ready, let's dive right in.

Welcome to the course

Welcome to ‘So you want to study life science’! Through this two week course we’ll be following Kevin, a young person who is trying to decide what he wants to study. In this video Kevin outlines his current dilemma which will hopefully be resolved as we move through the course

Throughout the course you’ll find lots of links to relevant web content. As well as lots of informative sources for your own use you’ll find that some of these is aimed at younger children - we’ve deliberately included these as we hope that there are some teachers looking to inspire future generations among our learners!

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So You Want to Study Life Science?

University of Glasgow