MSci Forensic Science has been designed with input from professional forensic scientists to give you a deep understanding of the way science is used to investigate crime. With a strong emphasis on problem-solving and communicating scientific findings, you’ll study everything from crime scene investigation and laboratory analysis, to interpreting, evaluating and presenting evidence. Learn to use forensic instruments in our industry-standard laboratories and apply your scientific knowledge at simulated crime scenes in our specially-adapted Crime Scene House. Present evidence and respond to questions in a mock courtroom. Practise different forensic science roles, including crime scene investigator, laboratory forensic scientist, reporting officer, fire investigator and blood pattern analyst. Study advanced topics in your final year, such as practical fire investigation, blood pattern analysis and wildlife forensics, alongside an extended research project. Guest lectures from inspirational professionals will give you insights into specialist topics – and you can tailor the degree to suit your specific interests. The knowledge and skills you’ll gain will open up lots of career paths. You could work with forensic science providers or the Police, or as a laboratory analyst or science teacher. Many students do further study or research, particularly in analytical chemistry or molecular biology. Your analytical approach to problem-solving will be just as valued in other sectors like financial services or law.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If you don't meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for Foundation Year entry into this or other related degree courses.
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