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    I am studying Biology, French and Maths A2 and I want to apply for a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences.

    I want a career as a scientist but I don't know what kind yet since I'm interested in all sorts of Biology, hence why I went for a more general degree like Biosciences.

    However, lately I've been looking at career's in Forensic science and it sparked an interest in me. So I basically have two questions:

    1) What kinds of Master degrees can you get with a Bachelor's in Biosciences?
    2) Is Forensics one of the Master degrees you can get with it?

    I understand the questions are quite broad with loads of answers but anything is fine to help me see different points of views. Thanks!
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    (Original post by Frizzaayy)
    I am studying Biology, French and Maths A2 and I want to apply for a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences.

    I want a career as a scientist but I don't know what kind yet since I'm interested in all sorts of Biology, hence why I went for a more general degree like Biosciences.

    However, lately I've been looking at career's in Forensic science and it sparked an interest in me. So I basically have two questions:

    1) What kinds of Master degrees can you get with a Bachelor's in Biosciences?
    2) Is Forensics one of the Master degrees you can get with it?

    I understand the questions are quite broad with loads of answers but anything is fine to help me see different points of views. Thanks!
    I have moved this thread to a more appropriate forum where hopefully you'll get more responses

    First of all it sounds like you are very interesting in pursuing a biology degree, that I am glad to hear.

    The first thing I will address is your choice of degree. A general biology degree is a very good way to decide on where you want to specialise and what sort of career you are looking for. The popular ones are Biological Science, Biology, Bioscience and Biomedical Science. Other popular ones include sub branches of biology, and Biochemistry is a very strong degree to have. I suggest you look into the sort of topics which come up in these courses, look at universities on their websites about course depth/structure/intensity/requirements and compile a list of ones that interest you.

    Secondly, Forensic Science is a good degree but it comes with some difficulties. It is very difficult to get a job in forensics in today's society. You will need to have impeccable grades from a Russel group university to even be considered to a job (from what I've heard). If you still want to pursue this career choice, make sure you work hard and you are dedicated to doing well.

    Lastly, you shouldn't worry about master's courses at this stage. You will need to do a bachelor's degree first regardless of what master's course you want to do. If you want to study Forensics, I strongly recommend a Forensic science BSc or similar. BSc courses are 3 year undergraduate courses. while a master's is typically a 1 year postgraduate course. The application process for a master's course is a lot less competitive than the undergraduate admissions process. You can pretty much apply to any master's course (be it arts, english, law, engineering ect...) if you do well in a science degree. They are a lot more flexible, since you will have to pay for the master's yourself.

    Back to your example, yes you can get a MSc in Forensics with a Bioscience degree, but you will more likely get a job in forensics if you studied a Forensics degree for 3 years, and even more so if you studied a MSc after (so for 4 years). In my opinion, it's still early stages and you should still consider all the other alternative career paths from any biology degree.
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    (Original post by Frizzaayy)
    I am studying Biology, French and Maths A2 and I want to apply for a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences.

    I want a career as a scientist but I don't know what kind yet since I'm interested in all sorts of Biology, hence why I went for a more general degree like Biosciences.

    However, lately I've been looking at career's in Forensic science and it sparked an interest in me. So I basically have two questions:

    1) What kinds of Master degrees can you get with a Bachelor's in Biosciences?
    2) Is Forensics one of the Master degrees you can get with it?

    I understand the questions are quite broad with loads of answers but anything is fine to help me see different points of views. Thanks!
    There are barely any 'Forensic Science' jobs out there, with a huge oversupply of graduates interested in it (mainly because of NCIS/CSI esque tv shows), the outlook isn't rosy.

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    I have moved this thread to a more appropriate forum where hopefully you'll get more responses

    First of all it sounds like you are very interesting in pursuing a biology degree, that I am glad to hear.

    The first thing I will address is your choice of degree. A general biology degree is a very good way to decide on where you want to specialise and what sort of career you are looking for. The popular ones are Biological Science, Biology, Bioscience and Biomedical Science. Other popular ones include sub branches of biology, and Biochemistry is a very strong degree to have. I suggest you look into the sort of topics which come up in these courses, look at universities on their websites about course depth/structure/intensity/requirements and compile a list of ones that interest you.

    Secondly, Forensic Science is a good degree but it comes with some difficulties. It is very difficult to get a job in forensics in today's society. You will need to have impeccable grades from a Russel group university to even be considered to a job (from what I've heard). If you still want to pursue this career choice, make sure you work hard and you are dedicated to doing well.

    Lastly, you shouldn't worry about master's courses at this stage. You will need to do a bachelor's degree first regardless of what master's course you want to do. If you want to study Forensics, I strongly recommend a Forensic science BSc or similar. BSc courses are 3 year undergraduate courses. while a master's is typically a 1 year postgraduate course. The application process for a master's course is a lot less competitive than the undergraduate admissions process. You can pretty much apply to any master's course (be it arts, english, law, engineering ect...) if you do well in a science degree. They are a lot more flexible, since you will have to pay for the master's yourself.

    Back to your example, yes you can get a MSc in Forensics with a Bioscience degree, but you will more likely get a job in forensics if you studied a Forensics degree for 3 years, and even more so if you studied a MSc after (so for 4 years). In my opinion, it's still early stages and you should still consider all the other alternative career paths from any biology degree.
    Thank you very much, this is really helpful! I suppose thinking about Masters is a good approach really and I think I'll probably stick with bioscience BSc since I'm definitely more sure about that than forensics. Thank you again!
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    There are barely any 'Forensic Science' jobs out there, with a huge oversupply of graduates interested in it (mainly because of NCIS/CSI esque tv shows), the outlook isn't rosy.

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    Wow, okay, I didn't know that. Thank you!
 
 
 
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