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Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire

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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    F410

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    75th

    27
  • Subject Ranking

    30th

    2 (Archaeology)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    100

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    55

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.06

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Start date

    16-SEP-19

Course Summary

We pride ourselves on creating forensic scientists who are experts in their area. We’re a forerunner in the country for forensic science and you’ll learn from former practicing forensic scientists and CSIs as well as academics who are leaders in their field. Our course is unique thanks to the 3-star accreditation with the Forensic Science Society and we were the first university to have a suite of dedicated crime scene houses. You’ll gain education and training in forensic investigation; the management and processing of crime scenes, law for forensic scientists and the laboratory-based analysis of evidence, leaving you well placed for specialist employment in areas of forensics, chemistry or biotechnology.There are several opportunities to get experience either in the voluntary sector or through placements at a number of laboratories and workplaces. If you are interested in a police career, we encourage you to join the Special Constable service. Those thinking of a laboratory career may wish to explore links with local hospital laboratories for work experience and within the School there are several student internships available each year that will allow you to get involved in a novel research project and gain experience of working within a research environment. Archaeologists within the School of Forensic & Investigative Sciences regularly run digs and those with an interest in Archaeology and Anthropology may want to participate and get additional field-work experience.Our courses are an excellent basis for employment in this competitive sector. Our graduates are at work in all sorts of forensic science settings - as crime scene investigators, police officers, scientific support personnel and intelligence analysts, at home and overseas.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Details

104 to 112 UCAS points at A2 including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

75th

About this University

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university with roots stretching back to 1828. Centred in the heart of Preston, England, UCLan also has campuses in Cyprus, Cumbria and Burnley as well as 120 international partnerships.

Address

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Admissions Office

Corporation Street

Preston

PR1 2HE

UNITED KINGDOM