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Forensic investigation is a broad and fascinating area of study that predominantly prepares you for work in the field of criminal investigation, although the principles and skills you learn can be applied in a variety of scientific and investigative contexts.
Taught by professional practitioners, highly-qualified academic staff, and industry-savvy guest speakers, in a variety of stimulating environments, including multiple field trips, and dedicated science, IT and crime scene teaching labs, this exciting degree looks at the forensic investigation of crime scenes and disaster investigations.
Year one is shared with students taking BSc (Hons) Forensic Science, so should you discover the scientific aspects of the course to be more appealing, there is the option to switch degrees at the end of the year. Alongside this, year two and the final year of the course provides the opportunity to study option units, meaning you can tailor your studies to suit your personal goals, interests and career aspirations.
To lend valuable real world experience to your education you’ll undertake a five or 30-week work placement, depending on the length of the course you choose, in year three, and in years two and three/four you’ll custom build your curriculum; to bring your learning in line with your interests and future career ambitions.
Graduates can move on to typical starting job roles in areas such as Collision Investigators, Junior Forensic Investigators and Lab Technicians to name a few.
89% of students say that staff are good at explaining things (NSS, 2018).
You will study a range of units including AAFS study skills, cell biology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, introduction to forensic investigation, introduction to psychology, crime scene and advanced crime scene, forensic computing, forensic law and practice, forensic science, advanced forensic science, independent research project and international investigations along with a number of optional units.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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Clearing contact details
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