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Forensic Science
Forensic Science BSc (Hons)
Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

  • ID:NU440151
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£16,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£8.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£16,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£8.00

* Laboratory equipment

Estimated Total/program:
£84,924.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • 120 UCAS Tariff points
    From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate
  • Subject Requirements: Grade B in A level Biology, or a recognised equivalent
  • GCSE Requirements: Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Course Information

Are you fascinated by forensic science and its impact on crime-solving? Are you looking for a career that makes a difference? Developing fundamental knowledge and skilled laboratory techniques, you will graduate from this course with the ability to tackle complex scientific problems with confidence, skill and maturity.

If you opt to study a Forensic Science university degree at Northumbria you will develop the essential and fundamental skills required to enter the professional world of forensics. Tasks, including DNA analysis and trace evidence examination, will be matched with teaching from experienced forensic practitioners, developing your scientific knowledge.

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Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year 1

AP0400 -
Practical Skills in Forensic Science (Core,20 Credits)
AP0401 -
Process and Practices in Forensic Science (Core,20 Credits)
AP0402 -
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry (Core,20 Credits)
AP0403 -
Principles of Chemical Structure (Core,20 Credits)
AP0404 -
Cell Biology and Genetics (Core,20 Credits)
AP0405 -
Scientific Support (Core,20 Credits)
JE5001 -
Academic Language Skills for Applied Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 2

AP0501 -
Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)
AP0502 -
Trace Analysis (Core,20 Credits)
AP0503 -
Body Fluids and Blood Pattern Analysis (Core,20 Credits)
AP0504 -
Drugs and Toxicology (Core,20 Credits)
AP0505 -
Specialist Applications in Criminal Investigation (Core,20 Credits)
AP0551 -
DNA Profiling (Core,20 Credits)

Year 3

AP0536 -
Study Abroad (Optional,120 Credits)
AP0550 -
Academic Exchange Semester Study Abroad (Optional,60 Credits)
AP0552 -
Industrial Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
AT5004 -
Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

 

 

 

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Pre Courses

Are you passionate about science, and want a practical introduction that will help prepare you for your chosen degree pathway? The course is designed to provide fundamental scientific knowledge and skills, to give you experience in a range of science fields before you choose your ultimate degree destination.

These areas include Chemistry, Food Science and Forensic Science, establishing your laboratory skills, basic numeracy skills, data handling, ICT and study skills. Many of our student’s report that, having completed this foundation course, they feel more confident and much better prepared to begin their chosen degree.

The course is designed to provide fundamental scientific knowledge and skills, to give you experience in a range of science fields before you choose your ultimate degree destination. These areas include Biology, Chemistry, Food Science and Forensic Science, establishing your laboratory skills, basic numeracy skills, data handling, ICT and study skills. Many of our students report that, having completed this foundation course, they feel more confident and much better prepared to begin their chosen degree.

This foundation year will allow you to hit the ground running in your chosen career path . With successful completion you can automatically progress on to one of our 10 full-time, accredited science degrees:

  • BSc (Hons) Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Biology (Biotechnology)
  • BSc (Hons) Biology (Human Neurobiology)
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Science
  • BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition
  • BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition (Human Nutrition)
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Nutrition
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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

We offer an innovative approach to work-based learning. The curriculum has been designed for the development of specific subject knowledge and practical skills in forensic science while providing opportunities for personal and professional development. The valuable transferable skills that you will gain in these modules include critical thinking, effective group work, data mining through use of electronic and classical sources of information, record-keeping, problem solving, independent learning, communication of ideas to various audiences and project management.

Our current alumni are working in roles within the police, forensic science laboratories and analytical chemistry laboratories, as well as in further postgraduate studies.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance Single: 300 GBP/year

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