Designed specifically for those interested in the investigative side of forensics, the course deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of forensic investigation of crime scenes and disaster investigations, and is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
Forensic investigation is a wide-ranging and compelling subject, drawing principally from scientific methods and practical training within criminal investigation. Covering biological and analytical science, the degree provides an understanding and knowledge of key concepts in relevant law, professional skills, crime scenes and forensic sciences.
Taught by professional practitioners, highly-qualified academic staff, and industry-savvy guest speakers, you’ll discover the course is carried out in a variety of stimulating environments, including science labs, IT labs, multiple field trips, and dedicated crime scene teaching labs in which you’ll deal with crime scene reconstructions.
Year one is shared with students taking BSc (Hons) Forensic Science, so should you discover the scientific aspects of the course to be more appealing, there is the option to switch degrees at the end of the year. In your second and final year, you’ll custom build your curriculum; selecting options that bring your education in line with your interests and career goals. To lend valuable real world experience to your resume, you’ll undertake a five or 30-week work placement in year three, depending on the length of the course you choose. This is the perfect outlet to put the theory and techniques learnt on campus into practice, plus meet career contacts that may help you once you graduate.
Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.