Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Interested in working crime scenes? Technical advances have made the role of the forensic scientist increasingly important in crime investigation, but also in other areas including archaeology.

This course offers a unique mix of science and psychology, involving practical laboratory work and experience in crime scene processing using our Crime Scene Facility, as well as lectures.

An introduction to sciences and psychology is followed by more detailed applied forensics, including the role of the forensic scientist at the crime scene and preparation of evidence for court.

The underpinning science behind forensics will also be taught including pathology, physiology and haematology and how they relate to forensic biology. You will also study recent advances in DNA analysis, toxicology, psychology, as well as fire and explosive analysis.

BSc (Hons) Award
October Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
F410 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above.

At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma.

At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma.

A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

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