Forensic Science (BSc (Hons))

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 13750 per year

All study options

About Forensic Science at Bournemouth University

Exploring crime scene science, toxicology, chemistry, and molecular biology, amongst other fascinating subjects, this degree, designed to be one of the most modern and relevant of its kind, has been engineered to give you a broad understanding of the theory and practice of forensic science.

You’ll be educated by professional practitioners and industry-seasoned guest speakers who are experts in their respective fields, including forensic archaeology, anthropology, genocide investigation and toxicology. You’ll get to participate in multiple field trips, as well as being taught in contemporary lecture halls and state-of-the art labs where you’ll use cutting-edge equipment. What’s more, our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

You can pick subject modules that suit your own interests and career ambitions in year two and three/four, and as this course shares its first year with BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation, you can switch courses at the end of year one.

To enhance your academic study with that all-important work experience you’ll have the opportunity to complete a five or 30-week placement, which can be anywhere in the world. Not only will this enhance your CV but it can also act as a springboard to help launch a career as a forensic investigator post graduation, whether that’s with the police or working on the aftermath of devastations, such as those caused by fire, tsunamis, earthquakes, genocide or mass transport accidents.

You will be provided with theoretical and practical training covering crime scene science, toxicology, chemistry and molecular biology. This course draws on our expertise in forensic archaeology, anthropology, genocide investigation and toxicology. 91% of our final year students agree our staff are good at explaining things – why not come and meet us at san open day or join us on live chat to find out more?

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13750 per year

Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies.

For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components, or equivalent.

For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components, or equivalent.

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