Forensic Science (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

The Foundation course in Forensic Science is for students who don't meet the entry for the BSc (Hons) Forensic Science degree. You'll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your scientific skills and knowledge.

Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, this Forensic Science course has a strong focus on employability and you'll study the entire process from crime scene to court.

Following successful completion of a common first year curriculum, students choose to follow either an Analytical or a Biology Forensic Science pathway depending upon their personal preference during the second and subsequent third year.

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, chemistry, biology, anthropology, major scene 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
4 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 - EE to include a relevant Science subject but excluding General Studies

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - N/A

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma Pass Pass in a relevant subject

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points from Higher Levels to include Science or Maths.

Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C/Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

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