Forensic Investigation MSci

Our Forensic Investigation degree allows students without a traditional science background, or those with a specific interest in this field, to acquire knowledge relating to the use of forensic techniques in a wide range of criminal investigations.

Investigations could include sport and competition drugs testing, consumer protection and authenticity, DNA analysis in food testing, wildlife crime, and toxicological investigations linked to chemical and biological terrorism.

You'll gain practical skills in volume crime scene examination, analysis of forensic evidence, and courtroom simulations, and undertake simulated investigations in our multi-room Crime Scene Training Facility.

The four-year MSci course allows you to advance your studies to a higher level in the areas of volume and serious crime scene management, and the analysis of evidence and intelligence. You will also complete a laboratory-based project.

MSci 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 - BBC in any subjects

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - Grade C and BB at A Level in any subjects

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit in any subject

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 30 overall including a score of 5 or above in English at standard level.

Typical Access to HE Offer - 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits equating to 18 Distinctions, 24 Merits and 3 Passes

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

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