This forensic science degree is ideal for those with an enquiring mind, a deep interest in science and a curiosity about how and why things happen. You will develop the ability to judge the importance of physical evidence based on incident scene observation and the results of laboratory tests.
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 as an 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'll have the option to do a 12-month work placement. We are first for the number of Forensic Science students on year-long work placements (HESA 2016/17)
Top 20 for student satisfaction in forensic science (NSS 2018)