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Forensic Science and Criminology
Bachelor of Forensic Science and Criminology (Hons)
Bachelor of Forensic Science and Criminology (Hons)

Bachelor of Forensic Science and Criminology (Hons)

  • ID:UB440165
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English requirements

 One of the following:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking:59, Writing: 59

Other Requirements

  • Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • A2 science subject (preferred)

Course Information

This course focuses on developing students’ knowledge and skills in both Forensic Science and Criminology. Forensic Science units will enable you to gain theoretical knowledge and understanding , and the practical experience in crime scene investigation and laboratory based examination.

You will have the ability to evaluate and communicate your findings both written and orally.  In the Criminology units you will explore and gain n understanding of how data can be analysed  to identify and predict factors that may cause individuals to commit crime. You will also explore the roles of the Police, forensic science and the criminal justice system, in the prevention, deterrence and punishment of criminal behaviour.

Studying both Criminology and Forensic Science together will offer you the opportunity to for employment or further study both within the area of forensic science and wider criminal justice sector.

Our taught courses build on the established research expertise of staff in various areas within the subject areas of Life Sciences.

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  • Chemistry And Molecular Genetics (BHS006-1) Compulsory
  • Essential Skills In Forensic Science (BHS005-1) Compulsory
  • Human Anatomy And Physiology (BHS004-1) Compulsory
  • Psychology And Criminal Behaviour (PSY005-1) Compulsory
  • Forensic Biology (BHS005-2) Compulsory
  • Interpretation And Presentation Of Forensic Evidence (BHS029-2) Compulsory
  • Psychology And Criminal Justice (PSY004-2) Compulsory
  • Skills And Crimes Against Property (BHS011-2) Compulsory
  • Crime Scene To Court (BHS036-3) Compulsory
  • Fire Analysis (BHS037-3) Compulsory
  • Forensic Genetics (BHS018-3) Compulsory
  • Forensic Science Research Project (BHS015-3) Compulsory
  • Forensic Toxicology And Drug Analysis (BHS017-3) Compulsory
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Pre Courses

​A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course.

Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.

The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

Why study a degree with a Foundation Year?

  • Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
  • Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
  • Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
  • Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees

The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.

During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate you will possess the knowledge and skills for subject-related employment, such as in a forensic laboratory, the police, probation and prison service, as well as non-subject-related employment in a wider range of careers within academic or government research, the biotechnology industry, social work or education

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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