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#1 Adam

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 07:24 PM

I'm quite interested in making a career out of this, and have been for several years. I'm doing my highers at the moment (English/Chemistry/Geography/Maths/Physics) but my school haven't really told us much about where to start/what to do/or who to ask about university (I'm interested in going to Glasgow uni) so most of what I've read on the situation hasn't meant much to me.

Could somebody briefly explain how I'd go about doing this, what I'd need/what courses to apply for etc and if possible provide some relevant links? I have no idea where to start.

I would greatly appreciate that.

Cheers.

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE(Betinho @ Mar 1 2006, 07:24 PM)
I'm quite interested in making a career out of this, and have been for several years.  I'm doing my highers at the moment (English/Chemistry/Geography/Maths/Physics) but my school haven't really told us much about where to start/what to do/or who to ask about university (I'm interested in going to Glasgow uni) so most of what I've read on the situation hasn't meant much to me.

Could somebody briefly explain how I'd go about doing this, what I'd need/what courses to apply for etc and if possible provide some relevant links?  I have no idea where to start.

I would greatly appreciate that.

Cheers.

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I'm not certain that Glasgow do a specific forensic science course, but you could do chemistry and follow it up with training. The only scottish uni I can remember doing Forensics as a course is the RGU in Aberdeen.

Try the UCAS website, under "course search". smile.gif
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 08:55 PM

QUOTE(djh1878 @ Mar 1 2006, 08:46 PM)
QUOTE(Betinho @ Mar 1 2006, 07:24 PM)
I'm quite interested in making a career out of this, and have been for several years.  I'm doing my highers at the moment (English/Chemistry/Geography/Maths/Physics) but my school haven't really told us much about where to start/what to do/or who to ask about university (I'm interested in going to Glasgow uni) so most of what I've read on the situation hasn't meant much to me.

Could somebody briefly explain how I'd go about doing this, what I'd need/what courses to apply for etc and if possible provide some relevant links?  I have no idea where to start.

I would greatly appreciate that.

Cheers.

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I'm not certain that Glasgow do a specific forensic science course, but you could do chemistry and follow it up with training. The only scottish uni I can remember doing Forensics as a course is the RGU in Aberdeen.

Try the UCAS website, under "course search". smile.gif

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Forensic and Analytical Chemistry would be a good one to do, wouldn't it? Strathclyde university does that course.


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Posted 01 March 2006 - 09:20 PM

there's also a forensic biology course at strathclyde. i'm doing intro to forensics as an elective this year, & its really interesting.
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 01:37 AM

Yeah there are Forensic Science courses at Strathclyde. Forensics is a really interesting subject area but there's very few jobs in that area in Britain so you'll need to be prepared to work your butt off to be the best smile.gif
You should look into doing chemistry related degree with electives in forensics if your not 100% sure thats what you want to do. Doing an elective in psychology could also be an advantage to a forensics degree, just for a bit of background knowledge. My big cousin is a Forensic Psychologist - pretty scary people she has to work with, but she loves it.
Careers advisors at school are useless, check out different uni prospectus, and try emailing chemistry departments at various universities - they will point you in the right direction for whatever info you need.

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:14 PM

I'm a bio/chem student at Glasgow Uni and they're going to introduce a Forensics course in the next year or two I think. A girl I knew from school is at Cali doing Forensics.
There aren't that many jobs in Forensics though so it might be better to have a back-up. I don't know if this is right but could you not do a degree in medicine and become a pathologist and have more chance of a job? No idea if that's true btw!
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 07:20 PM

Ther eis only 130 odd jobs with forensics in Scotland.

I was thinking of doign the same thing and the advice I got given was to do a science degree then do a post grad in forensics.
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 08:14 PM

Ever since CSI started screening on terrestrial TV applications for Forensic science courses shot up lol.

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 08:25 PM

....thats because CSI is the best program EVER!
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 09:10 PM

yeh there is hardly any actual jobs the police have something like 100 in TOTAL. I had a pal who wanted to do it once

yeh there is hardly any actual jobs the police have something like 100 in TOTAL. I had a pal who wanted to do it once

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:43 AM

^ Trying to invent a new form of double posting? laugh.gif

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 01:13 PM

if you double post now, i think it merges them automatically unsure.gif

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 01:15 PM

Thats clever.

Computers these days!
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 02:48 PM

I got accepted into Strathclyde for Forensic Biology (starting sept. 2006). The good thing is that it is also a biomedical science course; so even if i cant get a job in forensics, i will have the biomedical science as a back up.

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 12:21 AM

...may I had how jelous I am right now.
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:20 PM

There's now Computing Forensics as well, like tracking down criminals who use computers to launder money etc...

Think Strathclyde were offering it as a post grad.
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