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Forensic Science and Molecular Biology

University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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As a forerunner in the country for forensic science, you’ll learn from former practicing forensic scientists and CSIs as well as academics who are leaders in their field. On this integrated masters course, you’ll get the level of training associated with a BSc degree but with integrated masters level modules, given you a depth of knowledge that will significantly improve your employability. You’ll study forensic investigation, forensic biology, forensic chemistry and forensic anthropology, ultimately specialising in forensic biology with an emphasis on the generation, interpretation and application of DNA evidence. Completion of the programmes will leave you well placed for specialist employment in areas of forensic sciences, crime scene investigation, molecular biology or biotechnology. Guest speakers are brought in to talk about other areas including law, ballistics and DNA, and alumni will talk to you about their career path and how to get on. Our strong links with the local constabularies and hospital laboratories mean you’ll get the chance to undertake invaluable hands-on work experience. Our courses are an excellent basis for employment in this competitive sector. Our graduates are at work in all sorts of forensic science settings - as crime scene investigators, police officers, scientific support personnel and intelligence analysts, at home and overseas.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory modules; Crime Scene Science, Skills for Forensic Scientists, Introduction to Osteology and Anthropology, Biology for Forensic Scientists, Chemistry for Forensic Scientists. Optional modules; Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Chemistry, Bones Bodies and Burials, Elective. Year 2: Compulsory modules; Criminalistics, Forensic Practice, Forensic Chemistry, Introduction to Forensic Genetics, Law for Forensic Scientists. Optional modules; Death Science, Forensic Anthropology Year 3: Compulsory modules; Dissertation, Application of Forensic Science, Forensic Genetics, Advances in Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Toxicology Year 4: Compulsory modules; Research Methods, Forensic Genetics I, Forensic Genetics II, Research Project (triple module)


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How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Course codeFC47
Institution code C30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus codeU

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points Including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science. Our typical offer is 104 to 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
A level 104 to 112 UCAS points at A2 including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Applied Science required, including 6 of the following modules at Merit: Unit 1: Fundamentals of Science, Unit 6: Using Mathematical Tools in Science, Unit 7: Mathematical Calculation for Science, Unit 8: Using Statistics in Science, Unit 11: Physiology of Human Body Systems, Unit 12: Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction, Unit 13: Biochemistry and Biomechanical Techniques, Unit 15: Microbiological Techniques, Unit 16: Chemistry for Biology Technicians, Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Unit 19: Practical Chemical Analysis, Unit 21: Biomedical Science Techniques, Unit 22: Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Unit 26: Industrial Chemical Reactions, Unit 28: Industrial Application of Organic Chemistry
Access to HE Diploma 106 to 112 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits in Biology or Chemistry
Scottish Higher 104 to 112 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Applied Science required including 6 of the following modules at Merit: Unit 1: Fundamentals of Science, Unit 6: Using Mathematical Tools in Science, Unit 7: Mathematical Calculation for Science, Unit 8: Using Statistics in Science, Unit 11: Physiology of Human Body Systems, Unit 12: Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction, Unit 13: Biochemistry and Biomechanical Techniques, Unit 15: Microbiological Techniques, Unit 16: Chemistry for Biology Technicians, Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Unit 19: Practical Chemical Analysis, Unit 21: Biomedical Science Techniques, Unit 22: Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Unit 26: Industrial Chemical Reactions, Unit 28: Industrial Application of Organic Chemistry
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 to 112 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 104 to112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects including HL Biology or Chemistry
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 to 112 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D*

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Forensic Science and Molecular Biology at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS