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Course summary

With access to industry experts from our emergency and counter-terrorism services, this extended forensic science with criminology degree is the perfect platform for your future career. Our extended degree in forensic science with criminology covers subjects such as biology and physiology, forensic geoscience, and chemistry for life science. You'll also study modules in criminology, including policing, violence in society and the psychology of terrorism. Hands-on study includes sessions held in the lab and at mock crime scenes. The course begins with a foundation year to get you ready for degree-level learning. You'll then study the same modules offered on our three-year course. We are ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK for forensic science in the Complete University Guide 2020. The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, the professional body for forensic science worldwide. What you should know about this course

  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for forensic science (Guardian League Table 2023)
  • The foundation year includes academic writing, computing skills, introduction to the subject and more
  • This four-year course is identical to the three-year one, but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements
  • Practical facilities allow you to practice scenarios you will find in the workplace, including crime scene examination rooms and vehicles and an entomology facility
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent with one day a week at our Greenwich Campus.


All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

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

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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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 £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please follow this link for more information:
Forensic Science with Criminology (Extended) at University of Greenwich - UCAS