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BSc (Hons)Forensic and Medical Sciences

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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Overview

The focus of the bioscience-based Forensic and Medical Sciences (FMS) course is on developing your core skills in the biological sciences, and their application in medical sciences and forensic casework. The foundations of forensic and crime scene examination are established in the first year together with an understanding of the normal structure and function of cells, tissues, organs and organisms, and you are introduced to the techniques and procedures available for their investigation. The emphasis in the biosciences then shifts towards disease processes, and limitations of forensic investigation of a wide range of physical evidence types. The final year develops your professional skills through a forensic research dissertation.

In addition to the pursuit of core sciences, forensic investigation in the areas of anthropology and topics relating to archaeology and the degradation of human remains and physical materials are studied which will develop your skills in forensic interpretation.

You will be able to transfer between the three-year and the four year BSc, and from BSc to MSci up to the end of your second year. The Master’sroute deepens your understanding in selected areas of the core sciences involving advanced-level study and an extended research project on a topic of your own choice.

Programme structure

Core Modules:

Principles of Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation
Scientific Practice
Human Physiology
Cell Biology
Introduction to Biological Molecules
Human Genetics
Introductory Microbiology
Biochemistry
Forensic Examination and Analysis of Physical Evidence
Medical Microbiology
Clinical Biochemistry
Cellular Pathology
Molecular Genetics
Interpretation and Presentation of Forensic Evidence
Medical Genetics
Research Project

Option Modules:

English Legal Systems
Toxicology
Immunology
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Systems
Analytical Biochemistry
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Archaeology
Biometrics and Human Identification
Introduction to Forensic Taphonomy
Electron Microscopy
Research Topics in Medical Cell Biology
Research Topics in Medical Biochemistry
Research Topics in Medical Microbiology
Biology of Disease

Career opportunities

There are wide-ranging career opportunities, including the health service, the forensic science or police scientific support laboratories, the Health and Safety Executive, and the public analysts laboratories, as well as opportunities in the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, drink and electronics industries. The scientific skills, knowledge and methods you will acquire during the course can also be a useful basis for a career in teaching; technical and scientific writing; drug registration, patenting or monitoring; and medical publishing or other information services.

Employment six months after the course was 75% of the 2011 Chemistry and Forensic Sciences graduates (most recent data).

The average starting salary for the 2011 Chemistry and Forensic Sciences graduates was £19,750.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States