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Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc(Hons)
Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc(Hons)

Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc(Hons)

  • ID:UH440058
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element or equivalent will be considered acceptable.


Course Information

Perhaps you’ve always wondered what it would be like to get involved in a real crime-scene investigation. Or maybe you’re intrigued by how science can be applied to support the legal system. On this course accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, you’ll get the chance to see chemistry in action and build a broad range of skills that’ll stand you in good stead for a science-sector career.

  • A key part of your time on the Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc(Hons) will be spent getting hands-on experience. We know employers are looking for graduates to hit the ground running when they start work, that’s why we’ve designed the course as much as possible around practical experiments.
  • In our modern labs, you’ll get to grips with a whole range of instruments with the aim of becoming skilled in chemical and forensic analysis. Techniques you could have the chance to try out include spot tests for blood, drugs and firearm residues, identifying glass and paint fragments and examining microscopic hairs and fibres.
  • Building on the solid foundations you’ll get from your Chemistry and Forensics modules, we’ll also give you the chance to spend a year in industry or research in Year 3. Not only is a placement year a golden opportunity to put your knowledge into practice, it could also help give that all important boost to your employability when you graduate.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Inorganic Chemistry 1
  •  Organic Chemistry 1
  •  Physical Chemistry 1
  •  Analytical Science 1
  •  Practical Forensic Science 1
  •  Data Handling for Forensic Science

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Organic Chemistry 2
  •  Analytical Science 2
  •  Inorganic Chemistry 2
  •  Physical Chemistry 2
  •  Practical Forensic Science 2
  •  Crime Scene and Forensic Examinations

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:

  •  Chemistry Project - Experimental Design
  •  Advanced Chemistry Practical
  •  Organic Chemistry 3
  •  Physical Chemistry 3

Option modules:

Choose two from a list which may include-

  •  Advanced Forensic Biology and Toxicology
  •  Forensic Science and the Law
  •  Analytical Science 3
  •  Advanced Crime Scene Sciences
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate of this course, you may consider a career in crime scene investigation, forensic pathology, toxicology, clothing damage analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic technology or forensic anthropology, as well as roles in chemistry and analytical chemistry within sectors such as pharmaceuticals, food and drink manufacturers or health.

Previous graduates from courses in this subject area of Forensic Science have gone on to work in roles such as Analytical Scientist at Minerva Scientific Ltd, Offshore Chemist at Benchmark Animal Health, Scientist at Broughton Nicotine Services and Analytical Scientist at RB (Reckitt Benckiser).**

*Percentage of graduates from this subject area were in work or further study 15 months after graduation (HESA Graduate Outcomes 18/19, UK Domiciled).


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