Forensic Science at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Forensic Science

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Does the prospect of unravelling a crime scene’s mysteries excite you? Our Forensic Science degree, accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, is designed to give you the skills to succeed in a fascinating and vital sector. Our MSci Forensic Science degree will provide you with practical experience in crime scene processing and photography in our dedicated crime scene house and grounds. You will gain skills in the laboratory analysis of evidence types including fingermarks, trace evidence, footwear marks and digital, Forensic Biology (including analysis of body fluids, bloodstain interpretation, hair analysis and DNA profiling) and Forensic Chemistry (including drug profiling, analysis of explosives and the determination of blood alcohol concentration). A key emphasis will be the interpretation, evaluation and presentation of your findings. In addition, your fourth year will include Masters-level learning to further enhance your subject knowledge and laboratory skills and a 12-week placement, giving you a valuable advantage in the employment market. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSci Forensic Science

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Forensic Science, Chemical Principles for Forensic Science, Biological Principles for Forensic Science, Crime Scene Documentation Year 2 Core modules: Methods of Crime Detection, DNA Profiling and Forensic Biology, Methods of Chemical Analysis, Research Skills and Professional Skills Year 3 Core modules: Independent Project, Investigating and Reporting Crime Scenes, Expert Witness and Legal System Year 4 Core modules: Advanced Research Methods, Forensic Chemical and Biological Techniques, Integrated Masters Placement


Unistats information

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96%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code2R14
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 120 UCAS points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Forensic Science at Staffordshire University - UCAS