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
- The University of Greenwich is third in the UK for forensic science (Guardian League Table 2023)
- Forensic science is ranked 6th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2023)
- This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.
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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.
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- 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
We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions policy.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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