Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Forensic Science

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Course summary

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Summary: Forensic Science degree course at Teesside University is multidisciplinary. In addition to learning the vital skills relevant to a forensic scientist, you develop an in-depth understanding of key biology and chemistry subjects such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, toxicology and analytical chemistry. Course details: Potential careers include work related to crime and forensic investigation, forensic science, forensic anthropology, analytical chemistry, pharmaceuticals and teaching to name just a few. Taking criminal investigation as an example, fragments of glass, paint flakes, fibres, footwear marks or DNA extracted from body fluids can help provide evidence to link individuals with each other or with the scene of a crime. The challenge is deciding which samples to examine and how to obtain the best evidential value by analysing and interpreting them. On this course you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to meet these challenges. You gain hands-on experience in well-equipped laboratories where you use an array of scientific and analytical techniques commonly used to investigate a crime, examine items and recover evidence. You also practice delivering your expert testimony in our on-campus replica courtroom. After the course: Possible careers include crime and forensic investigation, forensic science, analytical science, either in industry or with a forensic science provider, forensic anthropology, pharmaceuticals, teaching, research science and any other job that calls for sound scientific and investigative skills.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

You are expected to attend a range of lectures, small-group tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project. The course has been designed to provide a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations), but you are also expected to spend time on your own, called self-study time, to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. One module in each year of your study involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Assessments are varied and reflect the module outcomes. There are written assignments, from essays to court reports, examinations and verbal presentations. You also have the opportunity to present evidence in the mock court room. Support and constructive feedback is provided by academic members of staff to help you improve in all aspects of your learning.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points Including at least one relevant subject at Level 3. Relevant subjects include: Biology Chemistry Applied Science
A level Including at least one relevant subject at Level 3. Relevant subjects include: Biology Chemistry Applied Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Science subject required including Merit in essential subjects: Biology or Chemistry or Applied Science.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Merit or Distinction, of which 6 level 3 credits must be achieved in an essential subject with units awarded at Distinction. Essential subjects include Biology or Chemistry or Applied Science.
Scottish Higher Biology at grade A or Chemistry at grade A.
Scottish Advanced Higher Biology at grade C or Chemistry at grade C.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96-112 points including biology or chemistry at grade H2 at Higher Level.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 You are expected to have at least Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills, typically, GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or passes in level 2 Functional Skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Forensic Science at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS