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Course summary

If you’re interested in a career in forensic science, we have a crime scene for you! A unique mix of biosciences and criminal psychology, our degree course offers you the opportunity for practical forensic processing in our crime scene facility. Technological advances have made the role of the forensic scientist – the expert who collects, preserves and analyses evidence - increasingly important in crime investigation, and also in other fields such as archaeology. The course starts with an introduction to psychology and the sciences relevant to forensics, followed by more detailed applied forensics including the preparation of evidence for court, pathology, medical physiology and haematology. You’ll also study the most recent advances in DNA analysis, toxicology, criminal psychology, and fire and explosive analysis. Why choose this course?

  • The Forensic Science team includes international experts in the psychology of criminal behaviour and forensics experts from a variety of operational backgrounds
  • Our teaching is rated as ‘Excellent’ by the QAA and the team is part of a highly experienced department that has run biological science courses for over 30 years
  • You’ll study in a specialist forensic laboratory, with key laboratory skills incorporated into most of the taught units, especially your final-year research project
  • You’ll learn the skills and techniques needed to evaluate a real-life crime scene in our scene-of-crime lab, designed to resemble an 'normal' flat


Areas of study include:

  • Chemistry and Molecular Genetics
  • Essential Skills in Forensic Science
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology and Criminal Behaviour
  • Forensic Biology
  • Interpretation and Presentation of Forensic Evidence
  • Psychology and Criminal Justice
  • Skills and Crimes Against Property
  • Crime Scene to Court
  • Fire Analysis
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Forensic Science Research Project
  • Forensic Toxicology and Drug Analysis
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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required.

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