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    Hey guys, i was just wondering if anyone has any idea on what a levels and so on are needed for a career in Astrobiology?? Thanks x
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    What on earth is astrobiology? The study of alien life forms? :lolwut:
    but Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths are going to put you in good stead for any science related subject.
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    That is actually a really interesting field.

    Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Geology would be useful.

    What degree are you thinking of? I don't think you can study Astrobiology directly. Earth sciences/Natural Sciences would probably suit your needs best (rather than a single science degree).
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    Astro-physics FTW! now bow
    Edit: back to the topic, erm its not bad tbh .. you could perhaps maybe who knows fuse out alien-homo sapien gametes o.0 .
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    You probably want primarily Biology, with a bit of geology and maybe physics. Those 3 will put you in good stead for a science degree at any rate. You would probably need to contact some astrobiologists to find out the best way into the field, since it is a very niche topic. Chances are they just studied biology (or maybe palaeontology?) and then got into it through their career, don't think there will be a degree directly aimed at the topic.

    Contacting the Astrobiology Society of Britain might be helpful.
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    (Original post by elmensa)
    Hey guys, i was just wondering if anyone has any idea on what a levels and so on are needed for a career in Astrobiology?? Thanks x
    It's a very inter-disciplinary field with people from a variety of different science backgrounds working on it. An ideal A-Level combination would probably be Maths + the three sciences, but that would be a very heavy workload, so maybe Maths + your two strongest sciences would be more suitable.
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    (Original post by elmensa)
    Hey guys, i was just wondering if anyone has any idea on what a levels and so on are needed for a career in Astrobiology?? Thanks x
    Im also looking for a career in Astrobiology and am picking my A Level subject now. I have found that (in the UK) you can only do Astrobiology as a postgrad so I found that taking Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics is the best combination to have so you can take a related under-grad - such as astronomy - before doing the post-grad level.

    Hope this helps
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    Astrobiology is very much a research field only. So I'd suggest a good first degree in either astrophysics, microbiology or earth sciences and then a PhD in a relavant field such as astronomy or the study of extreme conditions on earth. I'm sure that the earth only has need of a few astrobiologists, so I think that it would be a pretty tought field to get into, but in the UK you are looking at a career as an academic researcher.
 
 
 
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