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Right, this is a long way off for me, but does anyone know the qualifications needed to become a fully fledged forensic scientist? Or in fact, any other details that may be relevant for that line of work?
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Right, this is a long way off for me, but does anyone know the qualifications needed to become a fully fledged forensic scientist? Or in fact, any other details that may be relevant for that line of work?
To start with you need some good science A levels then a degree in chemistry, some universities even do a forensic or analytical chemistry degree, then i think you can apply for a job, in New Scientist they're sometimes advertised, have a look, it'll tell you what qualifications you need.
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To start with you need some good science A levels then a degree in chemistry, some universities even do a forensic or analytical chemistry degree, then i think you can apply for a job, in New Scientist they're sometimes advertised, have a look, it'll tell you what qualifications you need.
I thought it was chemistry, and yet some research I did suggested you could get a job with a degree in biology, or something related... note the confusion.
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I thought it was chemistry, and yet some research I did suggested you could get a job with a degree in biology, or something related... note the confusion.
this might be of use http://www.forensic-science-society....forcareer.html

or look on the ucas website at the course finder thingy, that'll tell you about different degrees which you might be interested in
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this might be of use http://www.forensic-science-society....forcareer.html

or look on the ucas website at the course finder thingy, that'll tell you about different degrees which you might be interested in
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Biochem, genetics and analytical chem seem to be the best bets for a first degree....

Most of the more respected forensics courses are post-graduate as I'm sure you've guessed from the FSS website...
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i dont know what it fully entails, but i assume pathology may be similar. something liek a biochemistry degree maybe?

you can do pathology modules in natural sciences eg @ Cambridge


try http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk if you're interested in hospital related stuff like pathology, pharmacists
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i dont know what it fully entails, but i assume pathology may be similar. something liek a biochemistry degree maybe?

you can do pathology modules in natural sciences eg @ Cambridge


try http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk if you're interested in hospital related stuff like pathology, pharmacists
From what I remember, to go into forensic pathology you need a medicine degree....
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I've had a wee look at some websites, it seems that to go into forensic pathology you need to have a medical degree, but for ordinary forensic science it says something along the lines of "GCSE's - good pass in English, science subject (biology/chemistry), sometimes Maths... At least one A-level in a science subject (biology/chemistry) and a good first degree in a science subject"..... or something like that anyway. Thankfully biology's my best subject...
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