University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Science

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Course summary

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Separate the facts from the fiction on this dynamic course. You’ll cover forensic practices such as crime scene investigation, fingerprint analysis and human tissue analysis. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:

  • RANKINGS: 96% of our BSc (Hons) Forensic Science students are satisfied with the course and 97% of students are satisfied with the teaching on the course (National Student Survey 2020). Our Forensic Science subject area is ranked 3rd in the UK for careers after 15 months of graduating (The Guardian University Guide 2021).
  • ACCREDITATION: Study on a course fully accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, reflecting its link to industry standards, student-centred approach, excellent facilities and focus on employability upon graduation.
  • FACILITIES: You'll have access to our specialist Crime Scene House with seven domestic and commercial crime scenes, we also have cars for mock crime scenes, and crown courts for presenting evidence. Our Crime Scene House was designed to such a precise specification that it is regularly used by external clients such as the emergency services for their own staff training.
  • SCIENTIFIC EXPERIENCE: Hone your scientific skills in our forensic science laboratories. These include an osteology lab for skeletal study, a wet forensic lab, dark room for specialised light searching and photography, an entomology lab for insect investigation, and forensic imaging facilities.
  • EXCELLENT TEACHING: You’ll be taught by active researchers conducting important studies into fields such as entomology, forensic photography, anthropology, taphonomy, drug analysis, fingerprint detection and enhancement techniques, blood pattern analysis and fire investigations.
  • TAILORED TO YOU: There are plenty of opportunities to tailor your studies to match your personal interests and career aspirations through our wide selection of optional modules.
WHAT YOU'LL COVER:
  • You'll cover blood pattern analysis, firearms and fire investigation, and consider how entomology and tissue decay can help forensic scientists. Road traffic accidents, drug and computer crime, arson, assaults and break-ins are all mock crime scenes that you'll investigate to help you prepare for the diverse scenarios you are likely to encounter throughout your career.
HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:
  • You’ll be assessed through a range of mediums, including formal witness statements and expert testimony, as well as case studies, essays, laboratory reports, portfolios, examinations and presentations.
YOUR CAREER:
  • Our graduates have gone on to secure roles in areas such as crime scene investigation (CSI), research, forensic intelligence analysis, and toxicology. The degree also provides a firm foundation for postgraduate level learning. Because it is an applied science course, it equips you to progress to qualifications in medicine and can pave the way to MSc, MPhil or PhD study.
STUDY OPTIONS:
  • This course is also available with a Foundation Year option.
  • This course is available with an Industrial Placement Year.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F411
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test (SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above


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
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Forensic Science at University of Derby - UCAS