University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Science with Industrial Placement

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Course summary

This four-year Forensic Science degree with a placement year allows you to experience real-life forensic science and impress future employers in the workplace. Studying at our Medway Campus, you'll benefit from new crime scene facilities. These include a purpose-built vehicle examination garage, modern lab spaces, 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 and work alongside experts from Kent Fire Brigade, the Metropolitan and Kent Police, Counter Terrorism, and other organisations. We'll help you find a placement, and if successful, you'll have the chance to showcase your skills to an employer in the field and make a strong impression for your future career. 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). Whether your passion is for homicide investigation, blood pattern analysis, molecular biology, fingerprints, toxicology, ballistics or beyond, we'll give you the training and skills to become a professional scientist. 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 top 15 in the UK (Guardian University League Table, 2021)
  • Ranked #1 University in Kent for Graduate Prospects (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and 2022)
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

On this course, on average, students are assessed by: Examinations Coursework 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

Application codes

Course code:
F420
Institution code:
G70
Campus name:
University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
Campus code:
M

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link:

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
77%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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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 https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance
Forensic Science with Industrial Placement at University of Greenwich - UCAS