Go beyond the theory and gain practical experience of crime scene investigation, lab analysis and how to present evidence in court. In short, you'll gain the skills to become a competent and confident forensic scientist.
- Become proficient with the theory and application of forensic laboratory methods.
- Learn how to interpret evidence and present your findings in scientific, medical and legal contexts.
Foundation Year Core Modules Preparing for Learning in Higher Education Group Challenge (Sciences) Introduction to Data Analysis Compulsory modules Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 Foundation Chemistry (for non-Chemists) Optional modules Foundation Maths 1 Foundation Mathematics A Foundation Maths Skills Year 1 Core modules Introduction to Forensic Science Introduction to DNA and Chromatography Skills for Forensic Science Biochemistry Cell Structure and Function Human Physiology Year 2 Core modules Human Anatomy Forensic Science in Practice Crime Scene to Courtroom I Professional and Research Skills for Forensic Scientists Molecular Cell Biology and Histopathology Crime Scene to Courtroom II Year 3 Core modules Advanced Forensic Science Current Topics in Forensic Science Forensic Analysis of Drugs Compulsory module Final year lab-based project (40 credits) Optional modules Forensic Psychology Cellular Pathology Human Genetics All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
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
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:
The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree. We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application. For applicants with Level 3 qualifications, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||This 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 www.hull.ac.uk|
|Institution's Own Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|