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Can you get into forensics after a biochemistry degree?

Now before I say anything, I am currently doing Gcse's and would like to be a forensic scientist when I am older (However I am not 100% sure yet). I've been looking at the future about universities and I am quite attracted to Glasgow or edinburgh uni for Bio chemistry. So, if i were to do an undergraduate degree for biochemistry, would i be accepted for forensic science at a post graduate degree?
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Original post by har1ey.odell
Now before I say anything, I am currently doing Gcse's and would like to be a forensic scientist when I am older (However I am not 100% sure yet). I've been looking at the future about universities and I am quite attracted to Glasgow or edinburgh uni for Bio chemistry. So, if i were to do an undergraduate degree for biochemistry, would i be accepted for forensic science at a post graduate degree?


You’d be able to do a masters in forensic science or a related forensic discipline! Postgrad forensics usually ask for a 2:2 or 2:1 in a chemistry heavy degree! However to become a CSI you would not need a degree.
Original post by phi04
You’d be able to do a masters in forensic science or a related forensic discipline! Postgrad forensics usually ask for a 2:2 or 2:1 in a chemistry heavy degree! However to become a CSI you would not need a degree.

Thank you. I'm assuming in going the non degree route you'd join the police?
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Original post by har1ey.odell
Thank you. I'm assuming in going the non degree route you'd join the police?


Without a degree you can join the police and be trained up to become a CSI. But a forensic degree is best if you wish to go towards another area of forensics
Original post by har1ey.odell
Now before I say anything, I am currently doing Gcse's and would like to be a forensic scientist when I am older (However I am not 100% sure yet). I've been looking at the future about universities and I am quite attracted to Glasgow or edinburgh uni for Bio chemistry. So, if i were to do an undergraduate degree for biochemistry, would i be accepted for forensic science at a post graduate degree?

Hi @har1ey.odell ,

Great to see that you are interested in going to university.

I'd firstly say, as a final year student in BSc (Hons) Forensic Science student. It's great to see you are interested in the field. I know many people who hold a degree in BioChem, then go onto a Postgraduate course such as MSc Forensic Science. Usually universities would ask for a 2:1 or above in your BioChem degree.

I'd suggest looking at a couple of undergraduate degrees within univeristy to see if the modules are something that you would be interested in doing in the future.
Forensic Sciences | London South Bank University (lsbu.ac.uk)

I hope I managed to help, good luck with your GCSE, and the rest of your studies ahead.

Best Wishes
Kaprice R
LSBU Rep

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