Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Would you like to perform a crucial role in the investigation of crime and legal scenarios? Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, USW's Forensic Science degree provides the highly practical application of a range of sciences in the context of criminal and civil law.

You'll gain knowledge and skills from the fields of chemistry, biology and other sciences, with a focus on how they are applied in crime scene science and criminal investigation.

The Forensic Science course has a strong focus on employability and you'll study the entire process from crime scene to court. You will be trained in standard practices and techniques used in crime scene investigation, as well as laboratory analysis of evidence and its interpretation.

You'll study specialist branches of forensic science, including criminalistics, forensic chemistry, forensic biology, anthropology, fire investigation and toxicology. Our Forensic Science course has a very strong scientific base, which means you'll be employable in a number of scientific sectors.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Please note that whilst this course does not require a DBS Check for entry, some professions will not consider candidates who have certain types of criminal convictions.

Therefore, if you have a criminal conviction and you are considering a particular career path we would recommend that you check with the relevant professional body or refer to their recruitment policy to make sure that your conviction will not disadvantage you.

Typical A-Level Offer - BCC - CDD to include Chemistry and Biology but excluding General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - Grade C and BC at A Level to include Chemistry and Biology but to exclude General Studies

Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level to include Chemistry and Biology but to exclude General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Science Requirements - Applicants taking Science A levels in England will need to pass the practical element alongside achieving the requested

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass in a relevant subject to include Chemistry and Biology modules (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including a score of 5 in Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level. You will also need to obtain a score of 5 or above in English at standard level.

Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass an Access to HE Diploma in Science and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. To include: 15 Distinctions from Chemistry and Biology units, 21 Merits (3 from Chemisty/Biology) and 9 Passes.

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.

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