|Study location||United Kingdom, Clifton campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
On this course you will develop the ability to judge the importance of physical evidence based on incident scene observations and the results of laboratory analysis.
Studying Forensic Science will enable you to:
Understand crime scene science.
Use case studies to highlight the range of approaches required in forensic investigations as well as analytical instruments, microscopy and the English legal system.
Find out how the acquisition of crime scene evidence is studied as well as genetic identification.
Why choose this course?
It is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
You will be eligible for admission to Associate Member of the RSC (AMRSC) when you graduate.
Studying Forensic Science will give you key practical skills. You will take part in crime scene investigation workshops and learn how to process crime scene evidence in the laboratory.
Your study will follow a crime-scene-to-court approach to forensic analysis.
You’ll get free student membership to the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences as well as personal protection equipment (PPE) and lab coats.
You have the option to do a 12-month work placement.
What will I study?
Forensic Biology and Microscopy
The Forensic Process
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Skills for Forensic Science
Crime Scene Investigation and Image Processing
Biological Techniques in Forensic Science
Forensic Toxicology: methods and applications
Legal Issues in the Criminal Justice System
Optional year-long work placements are available.
Drugs of Abuse
Genetics for Identification
Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
Ballistics and Firearms
Forensic Archaeology and Palaeopathology
Employers in the fields of chemistry, biology and physics as well as forensic science highly value graduates with a strong background in:
the reconstruction of events
the presentation of findings.
These skills are invaluable for careers in:
law enforcement (for example, the police, Customs and Excise, immigration and fraud investigation)
Our recent graduates have achieved the following careers:
Derbyshire Constabulary – Forensic Services Assistant
De Montfort University – Microbiology Lab Technician
Reckett Benckiser – Analytical Assistant
Nottinghamshire Police – Police Constable
Harlan Sera Limited – Laboratory Technician
Boots – Pharmacy Development Analyst
Premier Analytical Services – Microscopist
Surrey Police – Intelligence Processing Assistant
Nanosight – Particle Physicist.
Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.