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Forensic Science
Bachelor of Forensic Science (Hons)
Bachelor of Forensic Science (Hons)

Bachelor of Forensic Science (Hons)

  • ID:UB440164
  • 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
Estimated Total/program:
£69,600.00
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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

Interested in working crime scenes? Technical advances have made the role of the forensic scientist increasingly important in crime investigation, but also in other areas including archaeology.

This course offers a unique mix of science and psychology, involving practical laboratory work and experience in crime scene processing using our Crime Scene Facility, as well as lectures.

An introduction to sciences and psychology is followed by more detailed applied forensics, including the role of the forensic scientist at the crime scene and preparation of evidence for court.

The underpinning science behind forensics will also be taught including pathology, physiology and haematology and how they relate to forensic biology. You will also study recent advances in DNA analysis, toxicology, psychology, as well as fire and explosive analysis.

  • Gain practical skills in our Crime Scene Facility, enabling you to learn the skills and techniques needed to evaluate a real-life crime scene.
  • Study in well-equipped laboratories, with key laboratory skills incorporated into most of the taught units, and especially your final year research project.
  • Learn from highly experienced staff including international experts in the psychology of criminal behaviour and forensics experts from a variety of operational backgrounds.
  • Develop knowledge of: psychology; crime scene investigation; fire analysis; forensic biology, genetics and toxicology; etc. – as well as the basic chemistry and biology that underpin them.
  • Benefit from teaching rating as excellent by the QAA and in a school that has run biological science courses for over 30 years.

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Units

  • 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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