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Forensic Sciences

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Must include a Science subject

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:0

Must include 12 credits in a Science related Access

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

In a relevant Science subject

UCAS Tariff

88-96

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Forensic science

Are you interested in working at the forefront of the newest science and the criminal justice system? Are you excited by the idea of investigating crime scenes using the latest technology and techniques? Want to play a crucial role in helping law courts reach their verdict? Our Forensic Science degree provides you with the theory and practical experience you need to succeed. Learn how to correctly analyse a crime scene and interpret the evidence in dedicated labs using specialist equipment, taught by academics experts from a wide range of forensic science disciplines. You’ll also have the opportunity to see how these are applied in the real world with a number of enrichment activities and trips focusing on forensic entomology, bone analysis, how fire behaves, and more. Plus, you’ll be able to flex the skills you’ve developed at our crime scene flat, where you’ll gather evidence across crime scenes in a realistic environment.

Modules

Year 1 • Introduction to forensic science • Introduction to the UK criminal justice system • Core chemistry for forensic scientists • Core biology for forensic scientists • Measurement science • Materials science Year 2 • Explosion, fire and firearms • Analytical techniques • Law for forensic science • Marks and traces • Forensic biology • Research methods Year 3 • Criminal law • Incident investigation • Biological evidence • Case assessment and interpretation • Advanced topics in forensic science • Research project

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

LSBU Main Site - Southwark Campus

Department:

Applied Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

100%
high
Forensic science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Forensic and archaeological sciences

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

96%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Forensic and archaeological sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
25%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

General, applied and forensic sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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