Criminology with Forensic Science at University of Hull - UCAS

Course summary

On this degree, you’ll debate the practical, ethical and scientific issues around criminality and punishment. You'll also come to understand the science behind the collection, processing and preservation of evidence. But this course goes beyond the theoretical – with major components of practical, hands-on learning. You’ll get experience of crime scene investigation and analysing evidence in the lab. You’ll learn specialist investigation methods including document evaluation, fire and firearms investigation, and explosion site CSI. You'll visit courts, police stations and prisons. And you’ll discover how to interpret evidence and how to present your findings in scientific, medical and legal contexts. You'll also get the chance to work with real offenders through the Learning Together network - which allows students and prisoners to learn alongside, and from each other. You can expand your skills and experience through a range of rewarding volunteering opportunities - such as the Appropriate Adult scheme, and have the opportunity to hear from, and network with employers from the sector at our well established annual Careers in Criminal Justice event. You will learn from lecturers who are experts in a wide variety of areas within criminology – including modern-day slavery, knife crime and cyber terrorism – alongside experienced Forensic practitioners using the most advanced concepts and methodologies to develop your scientific knowledge. Together they bring their specialist knowledge into the lecture theatre and help you define and develop your own areas of interest. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at


Year 1 Compulsory modules Becoming a Criminologist Introduction to Forensic Science Social Research in Practice Criminology in Late Modernity Introduction to DNA and Chromatography Year 2 Compulsory modules Global Insecurities – Future of Humanity Crime Scene to Courtroom I Getting Ready for the Dissertation Crime Scene to Courtroom II Optional modules Atrocities and Transitional Justice Representations of Crime Transnational Organised Crime Think You Know Policing? Ritual Crime, Resistance and Religion Sexuality, Deviance, and Race: Visuals of Society Year 3 Compulsory modules Dissertation Advanced Forensic Science Optional modules Terrorism and Cybersecurity Modern Slavery in the UK Sex Work, Policy and Crime Drug Use Today Mental Health, Illness and Society Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Criminology Histories of Punishment Criminal Justice and Community Safety Placements What Works Criminology Quantitative Data Analysis Surveillance and Social Control Contemporary Imprisonment Multi-Agency Working to Manage Risk Criminal Investigation Environmental Crimes and Green Criminology Radicalisation, Activism and Religion Doin’ Time: American Prison Culture of the 20th and 21st Centuries All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

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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

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £15400* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Criminology with Forensic Science at University of Hull - UCAS