Are you interested in working at the forefront of the newest science and the criminal justice system? Are you excited by the idea of investigating crime scenes using the latest technology and techniques? Want to play a crucial role in helping law courts reach their verdict? Our Forensic Science degree provides you with the theory and practical experience you need to succeed. Learn how to correctly analyse a crime scene and interpret the evidence in dedicated labs using specialist equipment, taught by academics experts from a wide range of forensic science disciplines. You’ll also have the opportunity to see how these are applied in the real world with a number of enrichment activities and trips focusing on forensic entomology, bone analysis, how fire behaves, and more. Plus, you’ll be able to flex the skills you’ve developed at our crime scene flat, where you’ll gather evidence across crime scenes in a realistic environment.
Year 1: Introduction to Forensic Science, Scientific Skills, Fundamentals of Measurement and Instrumentation, Introduction to Forensic Biology, Core and Materials Science, Introduction to Law for Forensic Scientists, Year 2: Explosion, Fire and Firearms, Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists, Crime Laboratory, Crime Scene Management and Processing, Research Methods, Measurement and Instrumentation in Forensic Analysis, Year 3: Incident Investigation, Biological Evidence, Case Assessment and Interpretation, Research project (with advanced topics in forensic science), Law of Evidence for Forensic Scientists.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)
Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
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