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BSc (Hons)Forensic Science

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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Overview

The Forensic Science (FS) course provides a chemistry-based pathway. The course is distinguished from the Chemistry with Pharmaceutical and Forensic Science and Forensic and Medical Science courses in providing greater opportunity for development of investigative skills and interpretation of forensic evidence, and pursuit of modules in law. You are also able to develop your research and professional skills through a dissertation on a forensic topic of your choice. The FS course also integrates a practical research project on a forensic topic of your own choice in the third year.

You will have the option of spending a year gaining valuable experience in a laboratory workplace environment supported by the Division’ssandwich course programme. You will be able to transfer between the three-year and the four-year BSc up to the end of your second year.

Programme structure

Core Modules:

Principles of Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation
Laboratory Practice and Professional Skills 1
Chemical Bonding, Structure and Reactivity
Functional Groups and Transformations
Matter and Energy
Experimental Applications: Characterisation
Forensic Examination and Analysis of Physical Evidence
Laboratory Practice and Professional Skills 3
Interpretation and Presentation of Forensic Evidence
Research Project

Option Modules:

English Legal Systems
Synthesis and Design
Supramolecular Chemistry and Modern Materials
Toxicology
States of Matter
Biometrics and Human Identification
Introduction to Forensic Taphonomy
Forensic Anthropology
Analysis of Controlled Substances
Elemental Analysis
Electron Microscopy
Biological Organic Chemistry
Mass Spectrometry
Advanced Analytical Spectroscopy

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