• Question: Hi reka how long is the course to become a scientist on cells and dna

    Asked by daal1 to Reka on 21 Jan 2019.
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      Reka Nagy answered on 21 Jan 2019:

      Hi, it varies from person to person, and depends on when you get into the field and what previous knowledge you have! I went to uni straight after I finished school, and I did a 4-year undergraduate degree, specialising in molecular genetics. I then did a PhD for 4 years in statistical genetics – so I guess for me it was 8 years of studying after finishing high school before I got my first ‘real job’!