• Question: what subjects do you need to be a forensic scientist? :)

    Asked by lucyvanessax to Donna, Jo, Mark, Stuart, Tim on 22 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Donna MacCallum

      Donna MacCallum answered on 22 Jun 2010:


      I think that you need to have at least biology and chemistry at A level – you also need other good A level passes. Would you like to be a forensic scientist?

    • Photo: Joanna Buckley

      Joanna Buckley answered on 22 Jun 2010:


      Hiya lucyvanessax 🙂

      I got this from a good career website for you…

      To become a forensic scientist you will need four GCSEs grades A-C which must include English and either maths or a science as well as an A-level in a scientific subject (biology or chemistry). You would receive on-the-job training, but would be expected to demonstrate a knowledge of biology or chemistry techniques and practices. To progress or to apply to become a forensic scientist you will need a scientific degree at 2.2 or above.

      Hope that helps you and good luck 🙂

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