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BSc HonsForensic Science

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

The skills and knowledge you will acquire on this course will open up
a range of opportunities in analytical and investigative science.
These include working in research organisations and institutes, as
well as commercial laboratories, plus careers in teaching, scientific
publishing and medical sales.

This course offers a unique mix of science and psychology, drawing on
staff expertise in both the Division of Science and Division of
Psychology.

During the course you will:

  • Explore an exciting mix of science and psychology
  • Benefit from well-equipped laboratories and established links with
    local police forces, who regularly deliver specialist lectures
  • Benefit from learning underpinned by world-leading research
  • Have access to brand new, state-of-the-art mock crime scene and
    Moot Court facilities

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Forensic science
  • Crime scene management
  • Legal systems
  • Drug analysis and toxicology
  • Forensic skills in psychology
  • Human pathology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Psychology of the criminal mind

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Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Developing career management skills are important for your
employability. The course encourages all students to discuss your
career intentions and occupation requirements with your lecturers or
staff at the Centre for Personal and Career Development.

Staff from the Centre for Personal and Career Development regularly
give talks to students from Induction week through all 3 levels to
encourage you to think about your future career.

One of the rationales of engaging visiting lecturers who are experts
in their fields of forensic or biomedical science is to benefit you by
providing a careers and employment focus to the course. As such we
hope that meeting expert consultants, members of the police and
hospital laboratory staff will inform your career management.

The Division of Science encourages students to keep an up to date
curriculum vita in their Progress File and this is assessed as part of
the Level 3 Project unit.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Career:

  • The Forensic Science Service,the biggest employer of forensic
    scientists in the UK
  • Scene of crime officer (SOCO)
  • Analytical and investigative science, including working in
    medical, biological and chemical research institutes and commercial
    laboratories
  • Research and development in industry, government laboratories or
    the health service
  • Teaching science
  • Scientific publishing
  • Medical sales

Further study:

  • MRes masters degree by research
  • MSc a taught masters degree in a related are e.g. Forensic
    Psychology, Forensic Archaeology or Biotechnology
  • PhD research into biological science
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