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Forensic Science BSc(Hons): Course features

What this course offers you

  • This course offers a general understanding of forensic biology, analytical science and geographical information.
  • You will also gain a meticulous and analytical approach to collecting and interpreting scientific data.
  • Optional modules in Years 2 and 3 enable you to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals.
  • The combination of integrated knowledge of scientific disciplines and strong analytical abilities is highly sought after by employers.
  • Extensive fieldwork at our own scene of crime house gives you real on-the-job training (see below).
  • Facilities include well-equipped chemical laboratories and the University's bone collection, which will help your forensic archaeology studies.
  • Our teaching has been rated as 'excellent' by teaching quality inspectors.
  • Supportive staff help you to reach your full potential.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork is an important part of our Forensic Science teaching because it:

  • brings the subject to life;
  • provides on-the-job training;
  • you can apply what is being taught to real situations and study in context; and
  • helps you develop the analytical skills employers demand.

Scene of crime house

We have our own semi-detached house, which is used to recreate crime scenes. You will visit frequently during Years 2 and 3, gaining invaluable experience.

You will consider every aspect of investigating a crime scene from beginning to end, including:

  • deciding on the area that needs to be cordoned off to ensure that no evidence is lost;
  • searching for fingerprints and footprints at points of entry and exit;
  • looking for DNA samples and suspicious substances such as narcotics inside the house;
  • investigating your samples in the University's labs; and
  • finally being called as an expert witness and cross examined by a real barrister in a mock court.

Mortuary

You have the chance to experience a real autopsy during visits to a local mortuary.

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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