I know this has been dead for a while but I was wondering if anyone was still hanging around. I'm after some career advice.
After taking a couple of years to get myself sorted after my BSc in Zoology I'm looking to do a masters. I had thought I had decided on Biology and Control of Parasite and Disease Vectors in Liverpool. I applied for this year but my application went in too late. The professor there has said I have a good chance if I apply early this year.
But after brain storming with a friend and trying to get to the root of what I want to be doing I'm starting to see that the aspect of parasitology that really grips me (well it all grips me but this more than others) is the interaction between parasites and the immune system, in particular the positive effects they can have on the immune system and the possibility of them easing some of the newer 'discomforts' we have. I.e the research being done on Hookworms and hayfever in Birmingham I think, and I think I read about there being a positive side to some intestinal worms in patients with Colitis.
Sooooooo would a parasitology masters help me go this way, or do I need to look more at Immunology? My Immunology grade wasn't great when I did a module for my BSc. Part of me thinks that if I do the Parasitology masters it maybe a lot of what I already know (my Professor during my BSc indicated that as well), but that will mean I will be able to get a good grade in it easily. Or do I take the risk with a subject I am a little more unsteady on and hope it gets me to where I really wanna be?
Answers on a postcard :-)