University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Forensic Science

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Course summary

Would you like to perform a crucial role in the investigation of crime and legal scenarios? Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, USW’s Forensic Science degree provides the highly practical application of a range of sciences in the context of criminal and civil law. You’ll gain knowledge and skills from the fields of chemistry, biology and other sciences, with a focus on how they are applied in crime scene science and criminal investigation. The Forensic Science course has a strong focus on employability and you’ll study the entire process from crime scene to court. You will be trained in standard practices and techniques used in crime scene investigation, as well as laboratory analysis of evidence and its interpretation. You’ll study specialist branches of forensic science, including anthropology, fire investigation and toxicology. Our Forensic Science course has a very strong scientific base, which means you’ll be employable in a number of scientific sectors. Our Forensic Science courses are based at our Glyntaff campus. USW Glyntaff is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful views. Home to our health, nursing, police, sport and science students, Glyntaff has state-of-the-art facilities including the latest science laboratories and a Crime Scene House for forensic investigation. You will also find a library, two cafes and a free regular shuttle bus to USW Treforest.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F125
Institution code:
W01
Campus name:
Pontypridd
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-forensic-science/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Forensic Science at University of South Wales - UCAS