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Forensic Science Degrees in the UK

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Forensic science is a field that is most commonly related to the solving of crimes, and is often depicted as this in popular culture. However, the discipline is far more complex and interesting than that. It deals with biology, physics, psychology and chemistry.

As a forensic scientist working with a police force, you will be expected to examine a crime scene, collect any evidence and process that evidence for any useful information, such as fingerprints and hair follicles. This evidence can be used to solve a crime and identify a suspect, as well as being utilised in any legal proceedings that may follow.

An undergraduate degree in forensic science will give you a foundation of knowledge in the area. You will be given opportunities to develop your understanding of chemistry and biological science, DNA analysis and interpretation, and forensic evidence. Your degree might also provide chances to practice your crime scene investigation and practical skills, ensuring that you are well prepared for your future career.

Your course will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical and laboratory sessions. You might be required to take part in a placement module, which will give you an experience of working as a forensic scientist.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

Forensic Science degrees in the UK in 2024

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Forensics UG:Diploma

International Career Institute United Kingdom

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Analytical and Forensic Science (Top Up) BSc (Hons)

University of South Wales United Kingdom

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Forensic Science BSc

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) United Kingdom

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Biological and Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Coventry University United Kingdom

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Forensic Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) United Kingdom

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Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Wrexham University United Kingdom

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Criminology and Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle United Kingdom

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