University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Science with Criminology and 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. Explore the exciting disciplines of Forensic Science and Criminology in our new crime scene facilities. You'll have access to a purpose-built vehicle examination garage, modern lab spaces, specialised decomposition facilities and a mock mortuary. We'll guide you through practical crime scenes and mass disaster scenarios and let you try out your Disaster Victim Identification skills. You'll be taught by industry experts with years of hands-on experience, including our Department of Law and Criminology at Greenwich Campus. You'll work alongside experts from Kent Fire Brigade, the Metropolitan and Kent Police, Counter Terrorism, and other organisations. During a placement year, you'll be able to put your skills into practice and showcase your skills to employers. We're rated number 1 in London for student satisfaction, and the course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (for which you'll receive free membership throughout your studies). If you're excited by forensic investigations or you want to understand the cause of terrorism and cybercrime, 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 9th in the UK for forensic science in The Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Practical facilities allow you to practice scenarios you will find in the workplace, including crime scene examination rooms and vehicles and an entomology facility
  • We offer specialist forensic provision, outstanding laboratory and crime scene facilities at our Medway Campus. You'll also spend one day a week at our Greenwich Campus
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent, with 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

On this course, on average, students are assessed by: Coursework- 42% Exams- 58% Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. 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.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

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Unistats information

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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 Science with Criminology and Industrial Placement at University of Greenwich - UCAS