Why study BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation at BU?
- Forensic investigation is a wide-ranging and compelling subject, drawing from scientific methods and practical training within criminal investigation, taught by professional practitioners and guest speakers who are experts in their fields
- 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
- Carried out in a variety of stimulating environments, including science labs, IT labs, field trips, and dedicated crime scene teaching labs in used for crime scene reconstruction
- Year one is shared with students taking BSc (Hons) Forensic Science, with the option to switch degrees at the end of the year
- Gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one and springboard into a career as a forensic investigator post-graduation
- You'll be career-ready, with 87% of graduates from our forensic and archaeological sciences courses in employment or further study after 15 months.
Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.
For September 2022 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page soon to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
Accreditation by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences provides an indicator of quality and can help you work towards Chartered Forensic Practitioner status.
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Next start date:
September 2022, September 2023
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years with an optional short placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement. Foundation year: 4 years full-time with a 5-week placement or 5 years with a 30-week minimum placement.
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
All subjects considered
For September 2022 and September 2023 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.