Designed specifically for those interested in the investigative side of forensics, the course deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of forensic investigation of crime scenes and disaster investigations, and is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
Forensic investigation is a wide-ranging and compelling subject, drawing principally from scientific methods and practical training within criminal investigation. Covering biological and analytical science, the degree provides an understanding and knowledge of key concepts in relevant law, professional skills, crime scenes and forensic sciences.
Taught by professional practitioners, highly-qualified academic staff, and industry-savvy guest speakers, you’ll discover the course is carried out in a variety of stimulating environments, including science labs, IT labs, multiple field trips, Bournemouth's SafeWise facility and dedicated crime scene teaching labs in which you’ll deal with crime scene reconstructions. Take a look at the live fire exercises our final year students regularly get involved in.
Year one is shared with students taking BSc (Hons) Forensic Science, so should you discover the scientific aspects of the course to be more appealing, there is the option to switch degrees at the end of the year. In your second and final year, you’ll custom build your curriculum; selecting options that bring your education in line with your interests and career goals. To lend valuable real world experience to your resume, you’ll undertake a five or 30-week work placement in year three, depending on the length of the course you choose. This is the perfect outlet to put the theory and techniques learnt on campus into practice, plus meet career contacts that may help you once you graduate.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years with an optional short placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
All subjects considered
For September 2019 and September 2020 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.