How to become a seismologist
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- working towards this role
You can do a degree or postgraduate qualification in:
- Earth science
- environmental science
- computer science
Many employers will expect you to have, or be working towards, a PhD in a relevant subject.
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 a science, for a degree
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study
You could start as a PhD research assistant, for example in a university Earth sciences or geophysics engineering department. With further training and experience you could become a seismologist.