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Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)

Plymouth Marjon University

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UCAS CODE: 616G

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This degree focuses on the processes undertaken from criminal investigation and retrieval of evidence, through examination of evidence as a scientist, to delivery of opinion in court. You will understand how forensic science is employed within the criminal justice system and learn how to recover, record and preserve evidence from a crime scene or other incident. You will learn how to ask the questions relevant to investigating a crime, how to examine evidence and photographs and how to present evidence in court.**Why this course at Marjon?**• A combination of our crime scene house and science laboratory provides practical experience of the many aspects of crime investigation.• Specialist interaction means that the degree is supplemented with interesting ‘real-life’ examples.• Work-related experience provides opportunity to assist in real analytical experimentation.• Small class sizes give you hands-on experience with equipment and experiments.**What might I become?**To work in a career within forensics you would need to undertake further study, specialising within an area of forensic application. You could apply to graduate schemes with the police, civil service, and prison service or undertake postgraduate studies. With this degree, you could follow a career pathway including: crime prevention, victim support, rehabilitation and probation, customs and excise, forensic analytical laboratories, insurance investigation or Crown Court investigation.**Find out more at Open Day**Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Criminology at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our dedicated onsite crime scene house. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day****Why study at Marjon?**• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,000per year

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A level : BBC

including a science subject or Psychology, Excluding General Studies

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University information

Plymouth Marjon University

  • University League Table

    128th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

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