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Forensic and Analytical Science BSc (Hons)

Robert Gordon University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The role of analytical science in forensic investigations is becoming increasingly important due to the major developments in analytical chemistry and advances in molecular biology. Forensic Science involves the analysis of biological chemical or physical samples collected as evidence during a criminal investigation. The skills of the forensic scientist provide crucial scientific evidence which may link a suspect with the scene of the crime, the victim or the weapon. In addition, the key problem solving and analytical skills developed in forensic & analytical science are widely sought after in many other industrial sectors including the oil, gas, pharmaceutical and food industries. Our course was the first in Scotland to be accredited by the Forensic Science Society. It is accredited in all three of the Society’s Component Standards – Laboratory Analysis, Crime Scene Investigation, and Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence. It is delivered by highly experienced forensic practitioners and analytical scientists who are focused on providing you with the scientific and investigative skills you will need to succeed in this highly competitive profession.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,040per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BCC

To include Chemistry and one further science subject from Biology, Maths or Physics. Biology, English and Maths are required at GCSE grade B if not held at A-Level.

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University information

Robert Gordon University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB10 7QB, Scotland

RGU is proud that, across its 16,000 students, 144 nationalities were represented in the university's student population in 2019/20.
The student recruitment team travel throughout the world to meet with prospective students, as well as having agents based in most countries.
RGU also provide opportunities for international students to get in touch online, with regular web chats making it easy to connect from their own homes.

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