You'll need a first or upper second class honours degree in a subject related to the specialist area you want to work in. For example:
- life sciences like biology, genetics or biochemistry
- biomedical science
- medical physics
Once you have your degree, you can apply for the NHS Scientist Training Programme, which will qualify you to work as a clinical scientist.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science
- 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including maths and physics