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Mar 13, 2011
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Forensic Analyst
by: Anonymous

At present I am working at the Forensic Science Lab in Pretoria as an Image Analyst under the department of Scientific Analysis. there are many fields within the forensic sciences. If anyone is interested in finding out more info, you can email me @ MaimaneL@saps.org.za with your questions.

Feb 16, 2011
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Doing biomedical as undergraduation then master in forensics
by: Claire

Hi, I'm really interested in pursuing my tertiary studies in forensic sciences. However, I wanted to know whether it is possible to do a BSc biomedical before doing a master in forensic sciences?

Some people told me it's better do under graduation in another scientific field then continue and others told me to do a BSc forensic science directly! which one is better?

Thanks.

Feb 09, 2011
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Veturing into the forensic field
by: Anonymous

Hi all,

I'm currently doing my masters degree in the UK at the moment and I'm from South Africa. my current post-graduate degree is not exactly forensic based but is really close to the field of forensic science that i want to go into.

A word of advice...you're not going to find the perfect degree that has all the forensic subject you need. you sort of build up this portfolio and experience over the years by taking a wide range of subjects and volunteer work as well as workshops that some universities have.

You've got to be ready to leave your normal life behind you. moving far away from home is often the 'right of passage' when following a life-long dream. another word of warning...what you see on the telly is not what you go through when you actually get to the crime scene.

Jan 10, 2011
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Very interested
by: Anonymous

I am 18 years from Pretoria I'm doing matrc this year, I want to do forensic science but I need to know about it better. My subjects are like this maths, literacy, physical science, English, life orientation, civil,graphics and my home language which is Isizulu.

Jan 10, 2011
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Which universities offers forensic science studies?
by: Anonymous

I'm very interested in the study of forensic. I'm 17 years old and i want to study in that field but I'm not sure where to study, salary wise and how long you must study. Some info would really help.

Nov 13, 2010
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Learner in need of persueing her dream
by: Amy Adelle Chetty

I am so into forensic science right now.. I am currently in grade 10, and I have chosen a course that consists of.. Physical sciences, Mathematics, English, Afikaans ,Engineering and graphic design and Life sciences. I am eager to find out the marks needed to persue my dream of being a forensic scientist in South Africa. I am certainly eager to go in depth on the details of forensic science. There are not many universities in Durban that fully guides you through this career, nervously I await more information. I am not hesistating to leave Durban but going too far away would also be difficult. Help me understand this feild better because I am eager to learn everything about this feild. I would also like to know the minimum marks needed to be accepted into an university!!!!

Aug 04, 2010
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A Career in Forensic Science in SA
by: Anonymous

Hello, my 17 yr old son is interested in Forensic Sciences, mainly due to watching CSI, (he never misses an episode). I'm busy researching for him on the internet and I noticed that there is very limited info for SA. Places to study, prices of courses, what the salary scale is in SA? Is this a career worth persuing in SA?

Jul 25, 2010
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Work experience as credits ?
by: Marius

My brother in law wants to widen his horizons and decided to study further. He had 15 years experience in forensic work in the SAP. I am doing some front work for him (he has no internet at his work station) Will he get some form of credit for his prior forensic experience. I know he did a lot of short courses during the years ? He wants to do a B tech degree depending on the usual "Time and money" variables. needless to say he would have to do this part time. he stays in Brackenfell cape town. Please assist. I have spend many years part time so I know what he wants to attempt know.

Nov 23, 2009
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BSc Hons degree in DNA forensics
by: Anonymous

The University of the Free State is presenting from 2010 an Hons degree in DNA Foresic Genetics. The Hons degree entails modules such as crime scene investigations, statistics and quality control in forensic labs. For more details, you can contact ehlersk@ufs.ac.za.

Jun 12, 2009
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Forensic Accounting Degree in South Africa
by: Anonymous

I have found that the university of North west (Potch) "Pukke" does give a course in Forensic Accounting...

Jun 08, 2008
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South African University List
by: David

The following link will take you to a list of Colleges and Universities in South Africa that you can visit online. Not sure how many offer forensic courses but it shouldn't take you too long to find out.

Colleges & Universities in South Africa

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