Exploring crime scene science, toxicology, chemistry, and molecular biology, amongst other fascinating subjects, this degree, designed to be one of the most modern and relevant of its kind, has been engineered to give you a broad understanding of the theory and practice of forensic science.
You’ll be educated by professional practitioners and industry-seasoned guest speakers who are experts in their respective fields, including forensic archaeology, anthropology, genocide investigation and toxicology. You’ll get to participate in multiple field trips, as well as being taught in contemporary lecture halls and state-of-the art labs where you’ll use cutting-edge equipment. What’s more, our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Take a look at the live fire exercises our final year students regularly get involved in.
You can pick subject modules that suit your own interests and career ambitions in year two and three/four, and as this course shares its first year with BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation, you can switch courses at the end of year one.
To enhance your academic study with that all-important work experience you’ll have the opportunity to complete a five or 30-week placement, which can be anywhere in the world. Not only will this enhance your CV but it can also act as a springboard to help launch a career as a forensic investigator post graduation, whether that’s with the police or working on the aftermath of devastations, such as those caused by fire, tsunamis, earthquakes, genocide or mass transport accidents.
You will be provided with theoretical and practical training covering crime scene science, toxicology, chemistry and molecular biology. This course draws on our expertise in forensic archaeology, anthropology, genocide investigation and toxicology. 94% of our final year students on this course agree the library resources have supported their learning - join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an open day.
Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time with a 5-week placement or 4 years with a 30-week minimum placement
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
All subjects considered
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.