Forensic Science Courses

Forensic science degrees are a popular choice for students interested in chemistry, law and crime. A forensic science degree focuses on the analysis and processes used in physical evidence found at crime scenes.

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Why Subject

Different Types of Forensic Science Degrees

Forensic science is considered to be both a physical and biological science and so the degree is awarded as a BSc (Bachelor of Science). The degree can be studied alongside a number of other popular subjects, resulting in combined degrees such as:

  • Forensic Science with Criminology
  • Forensic Science with Archaeology
  • Chemistry with Forensic Science

What modules will I study?

Throughout your studies in forensic science you will be required to undertake a range of academic modules that are compulsory, and some that are optional. This allows you to specialise in your preferred area of forensics. Here are some example modules:

  • Forensic Analysis
  • Understanding Crime
  • Chemical Science
  • Cybercrime
  • Digital Forensics
  • Toxicology
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Explosives and Arson

Entry Requirements

In the UK there are only around 30 institutions that offer forensic science degrees. To gain entry to a program you will typically be required to achieve the following A Level Grades and UCAS Points:

  • A Level Grades: AAB - BBC
  • UCAS Points: 136 - 112

Required and Desired Subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics

Career Prospects

Most forensic science graduates choose to work directly in the field in a range of job roles, as the degree equips students with a range of scientific skills. Some popular job roles and careers of graduates are:

  • Police scientific support laboratories
  • Health and safety executive
  • Laboratory analyst
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Forensic scientist

87% of forensic science graduates are either placed in further study or employment within 6 months of graduating, with an average earning of £21.5k.