Why study BSc (Hons) Forensic Science (with Foundation Year) at BU?
- Taught by professional practitioners and guest speakers who are experts in their respective fields, including forensic DNA profiling, crime scene investigation and forensic toxicology
- You will be taught in contemporary lecture halls and state-of-the-art labs where you’ll use cutting-edge equipment
- Take part in invaluable lab and fieldwork experience, including mock crime scenes and a live-fire exercise
- Provided with theoretical and practical training covering crime scene science, toxicology, chemistry and molecular biology
- Gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one and springboard into a career as a forensic investigator post-graduation
- You'll be career-ready, with 88% of graduates from our forensic and archaeological sciences courses in employment or further study after 15 months. (source DiscoverUni 2023)
During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Applied Sciences; Academic and Professional Study Skills; Introduction to Biology; Introduction to Psychology; Mathematics in Science; and Foundation Year Project. In Year 1, as part of the degree you'll study: Exploring and Understanding Science | Cell Biology | Chemistry | Human Anatomy and Physiology | Introduction to Forensic Investigation | Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, please submit your deferral request through our website. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please visit our RPL webpage for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|