Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, the four-year MSci Forensic Science course is an opportunity to enhance your career prospects. It focuses on further skills in DNA and toxicological analysis, research skills, employability and project management.

The MSci 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, anthropology, fire investigation, toxicology and the chemistry and biological analytical techniques employed in forensic investigations. You can obtain a PRINCE2 Foundation qualification in project management and conduct an industry related laboratory research project.

An MSci course combines Bachelors and Masters' level modules into one fully integrated package. There are many personal benefits to this including fast-tracking your career, a wider range of career pathways, greater financial rewards and a wider range of employability skills to put on your CV.

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 to include Chemistry and Biology but to exclude General Studies

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

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit in a relevant subject to include Chemistry and Biology modules

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 30 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 - Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits equating to 18 Distinctions, 24 Merits and 3 Passes to include Biology and Chemistry modules

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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