• Question: How long did it take you to become a scientist?

    Asked by ClodaghG to Sarah-Beth, Kellie, Criodán, Charlene on 20 Nov 2020.
    • Photo: Sarah-Beth Bradley

      Sarah-Beth Bradley answered on 20 Nov 2020:

      I spent four years doing an undergraduate degree called a Bachelor of Science (or B.SC.) in biomedical science.
      Most scientists have at least a BSc that covers the basics in their field, and some go on to do a master’s (one or two years) or doctorate (usually about 4 years).

    • Photo: Kellie Dean

      Kellie Dean answered on 23 Nov 2020:

      It has taken me a long time – I spent 5 years doing an undergraduate degree in chemistry. I had an extra year because I changed from biomedical science to chemistry. I then did a PhD in biochemistry and that took 7 years (in America). Then I did research after the PhD for 6 years…and finally I started teaching at University College Cork just over 15 years ago!

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      Charlene Rodriguez answered on 24 Nov 2020:

      I am in my final year of my college degree! I am studying microbiology and this course is 4 years long