You'll need a degree or a postgraduate master's qualification in genetics, or a related subject which covers genetics.
Degrees and postgraduate courses include:
- molecular biology
- life sciences
- biological sciences
Employers may expect you to have, or be working towards, a PhD.
Integrated master's qualifications such as MBiolSci, MBiol or MSci can be studied at university. These courses combine independent research and can lead directly onto study for a PhD.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science
- 3 A levels, or equivalent, including at least 1 science
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study