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I have always leaned more towards questions surrounding psychology, sociology, and philosophy but fate has me graduating with a BSc in Biology this year. Would it be smart to pursue it further more for the aesthetic beauty I find in its ability to shed light on questions beyond itself than for the science purely in itself?

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  • I think someone planning to do "philosophy of biology" would be greatly helped by graduate work in biology. In some fields (other than biology) there are "philosophers" writing about it who have only a weak or warped idea of the field as it is actually practiced. – GEdgar Dec 20 '18 at 0:42
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My understanding is that taught MSc in evolutionary biology will likely differ in course content from university to university. So whether its a good idea / is going to interest you is hard to predict.

Secondly, what would be looking to do after the masters? That's another way to frame whether masters study is a good choice.

  • I agree (very much) with the second point. The first point seems largely irrelevant to me -- of course some programs would be a better fit than others, but the question is really whether OP should seek this degree...if the answer is yes, then OP can carefully choose with program is best. – cag51 Dec 20 '18 at 4:52

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