University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic and Digital Investigation with Industrial Placement

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Course summary

On this exciting four-year course, you’ll learn from experts in the Criminal Justice System and emergency services and get the chance to impress an employer during a placement year. Our Forensic and Digital investigation with Industrial Placement course will give you a solid grounding in both forensic science and digital forensics and during a placement year, you'll be able to put these skills into practice and showcase your skills to employers. Taught by industry experts with years of practical experience, you will gain a hands-on understanding of each discipline and how they combine to help solve real-life criminal investigations and as we are rated number 1 in London for student satisfaction, you won’t be disappointed in making this choice. A typical day could see you employing the latest digital technologies and programming languages alongside investigating specialist forensic techniques such as blood pattern analysis, homicide investigation or Disaster Victim Identification. This course offers a unique combination of modules merging traditional forensics with digital forensic techniques. Currently identified as two separate areas of specialism, introducing conventional forensic science principles into cyber forensics will address a glaring gap in the skills market. Given that digital evidence is often a key factor in many court cases, staying at the forefront of the discipline is an important issue for all forensic professionals. If you're excited by the prospect of entering the world of forensics and digital investigation, this four-year course is the ideal start for your professional future. What you should know about this course

  • Use the placement year to get a head-start in your future career. Showcase your growing scientific skills to employers, as you work alongside industry professionals
  • Ranked #1 in London for Teaching and Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2020) and top 15 in the UK (Guardian University League Table, 2021).
  • We offer specialist forensic provision, outstanding laboratory and crime scene facilities.
  • Practical facilities allow you to practice scenarios you will find in the workplace, including crime scene examination rooms and vehicles and an entomology facility.
This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent, with at least one day a week at our Greenwich Campus.


All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen. You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

How to apply

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University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A level: 32 Points from science related subjects. BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science. A level and BTEC National: Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from science related subjects at A-level. International Baccalaureate: requiring Higher Level Science grade 5 and Standard Level English grade 4. Access to Higher Education Diploma: Science. Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

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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
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2022/23 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2023/24 academic year. Please follow this link for more information
Forensic and Digital Investigation with Industrial Placement at University of Greenwich - UCAS