Subject: Careers UK

Phillip J. Clapham (pclapham@whsun1.wh.whoi.edu)
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 19:54:37 -0400 (EDT)

Hi:
Well, starting with A levels you'd need biology so you could go on to
university and do biology there (or zoology, or something similar).  One
great advantage about Britain is that - because the british Bachelor's
degree is pretty brutal - it's common for students to go straight for a PhD
after a BSc (in the US most go through a Masters degree program before they
apply for a PhD).
But equally important as academics is experience.  Europe is somewhat
isolated in marine mammal work, although less so than it used to be.  Where
do you live?  When you get to the age when you can go off on your own, try
to get a volunteer position with a research organization somewhere.
Experiejce leads to other experience, and to contacts with professionals in
the field.
Good luck!
Phil Clapham (formerly English myself - actually, Cornish!)