• Question: How many years of study and training does it take to be a Scientist?

    Asked by MatthewMolaga to Tiernan, Sonia, Mossy, Maureen, Bernard on 9 Nov 2018. This question was also asked by Caitlinng200805.
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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 9 Nov 2018:

      It can depend! Most science degrees are 4 years! My degree was four year and no I am going a PhD which will take me another 4 years! so 8 in total!

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      Bernard answered on 9 Nov 2018:

      I started in secondary school at 11 years old and finished at 26 years old.

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      Maureen answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      I took a lot of time to decide how I wanted to be a scientist and I worked for a while before starting my PhD. I spent 4 years in secondary school, 4 years in University, and then I did a Master’s degree for a year. After that, I worked for 2 years as a scientific diver. My PhD has taken me four years. 🙂