If you are interested in and thinking about pursuing a career in forensic science these tips should guide you in the right direction. The first thing you should do is to find out as much information as possible about this field from different sources. This may include search engines, official organisations, university websites, books and journals and talking to people.
To get into forensic archaeology you would need to start with studying sciences at school. You would then normally be required to have a science related undergraduate degree (biosciences, forensics,archaeology, anthropology, etc.) and either a masters or phd that can be in forensic science . It is worth noting that classical science courses are also worth considering despite the overwealming and increasing number of forensic courses on offer. There are a number of British universities that offer courses in forensics and some offer specialised courses in various disciplines and advanced techniques. Most courses will touch upon the various specialisms even if they do not pursue them as a major component of the final syllabus.
It is not essential to have a degree in a forensic science related subject, however it is desirable for getting into forensic science. Other avenues of entry may be via the police service and working your way up to forensic department. Gaining practical experience in forensic science may include volunteering or internships with the police, mortuaries or a number of private companies and laboratories that carry out forensic work. A foot in the door can be can prove to be invaluable in the long run, even if it may entail simple admin or paper work to begin with.
Networking has become a favourite word nowdays and like any job sector even forensic science can benefit from this. While gaining experience, studying and searching for the right job, sharing ideas and speaking to people can help set you on the right track. Both websites and word of mouth can be a powerful way of landing the right job in forensic archaeology.