Staffordshire University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Does the prospect of unravelling a crime scene’s mysteries excite you? Our Forensic Science degree, accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, is designed to give you the skills to succeed in a fascinating and vital sector.
Our MSci Forensic Science degree will provide you with practical experience in crime scene processing and photography in our dedicated crime scene house and grounds. You will gain skills in the laboratory analysis of evidence types including fingermarks, trace evidence, footwear marks and digital, Forensic Biology (including analysis of body fluids, bloodstain interpretation, hair analysis and DNA profiling) and Forensic Chemistry (including drug profiling, analysis of explosives and the determination of blood alcohol concentration). A key emphasis will be the interpretation, evaluation and presentation of your findings.
In addition, your fourth year will include Masters-level learning to further enhance your subject knowledge and laboratory skills and a 12-week placement, giving you a valuable advantage in the employment market.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSci Forensic Science
Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Forensic Science, Chemical Principles for Forensic Science, Biological Principles for Forensic Science, Crime Scene Documentation
Year 2 Core modules: Methods of Crime Detection, DNA Profiling and Forensic Biology, Methods of Chemical Analysis, Research Skills and Professional Skills
Year 3 Core modules: Independent Project, Investigating and Reporting Crime Scenes, Expert Witness and Legal System
Year 4 Core modules: Advanced Research Methods, Forensic Chemical and Biological Techniques, Integrated Masters Placement
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 120 UCAS points|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|