Forensic Science – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

On this fascinating Forensic Science degree course, you’ll develop your analytical skills through problem solving exercises and hands-on lab work. You’ll study applications of bio-analysis in the modern world, such as poison and drug analysis, fingerprints and DNA profiling. This degree course creates skilled forensic scientists are able to form an unbiased, technical understanding of any crime scene and defend their findings in court.

More about this course

This degree will prepare you to meet the growing demand for analytical expertise as you learn to tackle the problems encountered in forensic science. You’ll gain a solid foundation in general subjects that underpin forensic science including chemistry, molecular and cell biology, and genetics.

Your normal lectures will be supported by guest lectures led by specialist practitioners from a variety of forensic science disciplines. Not only will you gain valuable insight into today’s industry, you’ll also have the opportunity to network with potential employers, colleagues and mentors.

Professional accreditation

After graduation, you’ll be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy & Physiology 1 (core, 15 credits)

Anatomy & Physiology 2 (core, 15 credits)

Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)

Cell Biology (core, 15 credits)

Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits)

General Chemistry (core, 15 credits)

General Microbiology (core, 15 credits)

Professional Studies (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Criminalistics I (core, 15 credits)

Criminalistics II (core, 15 credits)

Human Immunity (core, 15 credits)

Metabolism (core, 15 credits)

Microbiology (core, 15 credits)

Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits)

Quantitative Analysis (core, 15 credits)

Spectroscopic Methods (core, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Bioanalytical Science (core, 15 credits)

Biochemical Pathology (core, 15 credits)

Inferences from Biological Remains (core, 30 credits)

Project (core, 30 credits)

Toxicology (core, 15 credits)

Applied Immunology (option, 15 credits)

Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits)

Virology (option, 15 credits)

Work Placement (for Life Sciences) (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

After the course you’ll be equipped to pursue a career in forensic science and closely related work in pharmaceutical analysis, consumer product analysis or hospital laboratories. You’ll also develop analytical, numerical and communication skills, which are in demand in other careers such as accountancy, journalism, marketing and teaching.

This course is also an excellent preparation for further research or study, with previous students having gone on to work in academia.

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-Studies can take place fully remotely and they are flexible

-If you prefer to spend less time in class - no problem, courses only take place twice a week


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