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Forensic Science (with a placement year) BSc (Hons)

University of Bradford

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This Forensic Science degree focuses on the processing and analysis of physical evidence from crime scenes, and includes a placement sandwich year in industry.The course emphasises the application of science - in particular analytical chemistry - and stresses the importance of quality assurance procedures in a forensic setting.A characteristic of the University of Bradford's approach is the integration of practical skills training within a good theoretical framework – whether in terms of crime scene investigation, the collection, examination and interpretation of physical evidence, laboratory processing and analysis.The course provides you with a sound knowledge of how scientific techniques can be used within forensic investigations, and allows you to explore a challenging area of applied science. You will develop into a professional with the scientific skills to work within areas such as crime scene investigation, forensic science and related laboratory areas.Throughout your degree, you will acquire skills that will be useful in whatever profession they choose to follow. These include project and time management, critical review and analytical thinking, presentational skills, computer and other applied IT skills and the management of data. These will be taught, practised and assessed.Bradford was the first university in the UK to offer a forensic science degree, and we continue to develop the programme to ensure that it is up-to-date with the requirements of the forensics sector.As such, we have refocused the forensics degree to offer a solid understanding of fundamental chemistry in stages 2 and 3, with a focused final year dedicated to the application of forensic science.Crime scene techniques are taught in our dedicated crime scene facility, with analysis of evidence supported by a forensics laboratory and the University’s Centre for Chemical and Structural Analysis.The interdisciplinary nature of our research at Bradford means we can call upon expertise from our colleagues in archaeology who use forensics science techniques to study human remains, such as the Llullaillaco Maiden, discovered in 1999.**Placement**You can spend a year in a laboratory environment as a paid employee of an approved organisation.This experience allows you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems, learn about work practices, and improve your career prospects.**Professional accreditation**This course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.**Rankings**We are ranked 7th in the UK for Forensic Science in the Complete University Guide 2021.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,160per year

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112 UCAS tariff points to include A-level Chemistry minimum grade B.Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

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University of Bradford

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, England

The University of Bradford is one of the most diverse, inclusive universities in the UK. It is proud of the warm welcome that international students receive.
Expert support staff are on hand to help international students from their first contact with the university, throughout their time in Bradford and beyond.
The campus is within a 10-minute walk of the city centre, with accommodation and all student facilities within the grounds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 34 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    117 59%

    18th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    28th

    3

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