At Hull, we teach you much more than just the theory of forensic science. Here we’ll take you from crime scene to court room going beyond the lecture theatre to gain practical experience in crime scene investigation, analyse evidence in labs and learn how to be an expert witness in court. Forensic science is one of the fastest growing sectors and this course prepares you for a range of careers. You'll gain the essential knowledge and fundamental skills to become a competent and confident forensic scientist with a significant focus on practice to application. We'll support you to develop critical thinking skills and teach you how to present clearly supported/evidenced opinions as you progress through the course. You'll also be able to make use of our specialist crime scene training facilities and excellent links with police forces. Taking part in our programme, you’ll be taught by internationally respected experts including experienced Forensic practitioners using the most advanced concepts and methodologies to develop your scientific knowledge. Our teaching team includes active researchers who are recognised as ‘world leading’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.† If you are fascinated by forensic science and its impact in solving crimes and are looking for a career that makes a difference, our course has been carefully designed to equip you with developing specific subject knowledge and the practical skills to succeed. We embed transferable skills across the course to boost your employability while providing opportunities for personal and professional development to ensure our graduates leave with the ability to tackle complex scientific problems with confidence, skill and maturity. Our Forensic Science degree equips you for a range of career options to work as a forensic scientist, an academic researcher, as a commercial scientist, a toxicologist, in scientific sales, as a data analyst or in education or teaching – to name just a few possible destinations This course gives you the valuable skills and experiences that employers actively look for. It’s our way of putting you – and your career – at the heart of what we do. 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
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
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.
English language requirements
|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
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