Forensic Science (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

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Course Overview On our Forensic Science (Foundation Entry) course you’ll get a grounding in the kinds of skills you’ll need if you want to become a forensic scientist or a crime scene investigator. Why study with us

  • The foundation year provides you with an interesting and stimulating grounding in science gaining key practical skills in our modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratory facilities. You’ll build your confidence and become an independent learner.
  • Learn from experts in their fields, whether seasoned CSIs, former police professionals or leading academics. This combination of teaching staff allows us to build on the many years' experience of senior practitioners and research developments at the cutting-edge of the discipline.
  • Our course provides an excellent starting point for a career in the competitive sector of forensic science. You’ll find our former students working in all sorts of forensic science settings – as CSI, police officers, scientific support personnel and intelligence analysts, at home and overseas.
What you'll do
  • Enhance your practical skills with a variety of hands-on Biology and Chemistry laboratory sessions and Physics workshops.
  • Learn all about crime scene investigation, including fingerprint recovery and identification, and the recovery and analysis of trace evidence such as hairs, fibres and bodily fluids.
  • On the full course you’ll get to examine evidence at simulated crime scenes inside our very own crime houses on campus.
  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, demonstrating that it provides a solid, widely respected route into the highly competitive field of forensic and criminal investigation.
Future Careers Previous graduates have gone on to study for PhDs in Fire Chemistry, Neuroscience and Forensic Science. Others have pursued careers in a range of science-based roles, including forensic scientists and crime scene investigators.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £9,250, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Forensic Science (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS