• Question: what qualifications do you need?

    Asked by buzzybee23 to Simon, Selen, Paul, Nawapat, Natalie, Katy on 9 Nov 2019.
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      Paul Laurance-Young answered on 9 Nov 2019:


      For what? 🙂
      As a biomedical scientist you need a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Biomedical Science, together with a completed Registration Portfolio. To specialise, you require either a Masters degree (MSc) or a Specialist Portfolio of evidence, which takes two years.
      To qualify as a certified pizza inspector – you just need enthusiasm and a love of pizza.

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      Nawapat Kaweeyanun answered on 9 Nov 2019:


      To enter a PhD degree in Physics, you will normally need a masters degree (MSc or MSci) in Physics or related fields like mathematics or engineering, which normally take 1-2 years in the U.K. depending on where you are studying. Before that you will need to complete a bachelor degree (BSc) which will take 3-4 years in the U.K.

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      Natalie Fowler answered on 10 Nov 2019:


      I did GCSEs and A levels at school and then went to university. I have an undergraduate degree (first degree from university) in Biomedical Science and a master’s degree in Clinical Science.

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      Simon Brown answered on 11 Nov 2019:


      for my exact job, none. I am regarded as ‘unskilled’ but that isn’t good enough for me. I’m currently doing a diploma in Laboratory Safety and I’m also trying to learn the technical side of Chemistry

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      Katy Bruce answered on 14 Nov 2019:


      To get onto my PhD I needed either a Master’s degree or a “good” Batchelor’s degree in Forensic Science. Fortunately I ended up with a first class for my BSc so I was allowed to skip the Master’s bit and get my teeth into the PhD straight away!

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