University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Science (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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.
You'll also be able to utilise the range of relevant expertise and facilities at Hull. You'll relish our relationships with chemistry, social sciences, exercise science and psychology while learning in an environment that lends itself to the study of humans in health and disease. We offer a foundation year to boost your skills and knowledge if you don't quite meet our academic entry requirements. 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 hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Modules

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.

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

Application codes

Course code:
F411
Institution code:
H72
Campus name:
The University of Hull
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

TestGradeAdditional details
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 www.hull.ac.uk
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.

https://www.hull.ac.uk/Choose-Hull/Study-at-Hull/Admissions/English-language-requirements.aspx


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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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 £19500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Forensic Science (with Foundation Year) at University of Hull - UCAS