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MSci Forensic Science has been designed with input from professional forensic scientists to give you a deep understanding of the way science is used to investigate crime.
With a strong emphasis on problem-solving and communicating scientific findings, you’ll study everything from crime scene investigation and laboratory analysis, to interpreting, evaluating and presenting evidence.
Learn to use forensic instruments in our industry-standard laboratories and apply your scientific knowledge at simulated crime scenes in our specially-adapted Crime Scene House. Present evidence and respond to questions in a mock courtroom.
Practise different forensic science roles, including crime scene investigator, laboratory forensic scientist, reporting officer, fire investigator and blood pattern analyst. Study advanced topics in your final year, such as practical fire investigation, blood pattern analysis and wildlife forensics, alongside an extended research project. Guest lectures from inspirational professionals will give you insights into specialist topics – and you can tailor the degree to suit your specific interests.
The knowledge and skills you’ll gain will open up lots of career paths. You could work with forensic science providers or the Police, or as a laboratory analyst or science teacher. Many students do further study or research, particularly in analytical chemistry or molecular biology. Your analytical approach to problem-solving will be just as valued in other sectors like financial services or law.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Frenchay Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
|UCAS Tariff||120 points|
|A level||Grade B or above in Biology or Chemistry. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||To include six units in Biology or Chemistry.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 15 credits
|Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at distinction in Biology or Chemistry, and an additional 15 credits at merit in another subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C / 4 or above in English Language, Mathematics and Double Science, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||A minimum grade of 6 in higher level Biology or Chemistry.|
We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.
If you don't meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for Foundation Year entry into this or other related degree courses.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://courses.uwe.ac.uk/F41M/forensic-science
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
Clearing Vacancy information
+44(0)117 32 83333
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