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Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    16-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Are you fascinated by the science behind crime scene incident investigation, evidence recovery and analysis? Keen to develop your investigative and laboratory skills? This fascinating and challenging course teaches you skills that are attractive to employers in all fields, giving you the best possible start towards your future career.We create simulated crime scenes and conduct major incident exercises where you react in real time to an unfolding event. You can even prepare a case for court and present in at a simulated trial in a realistic court environment. You’ll see how forensic skills can also be applied within archaeology and in the food and pharmaceutical industries.This course is fully accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.Choose to study a Forensic Science degree at Kent because:* In The Guardian University Guide 2022, Forensic Science was ranked 7th overall, and 90% of our final-year students were satisfied with the quality of their course.* Apply your knowledge and practical skills in our fantastic forensic investigation facilities, which include a crime scene house and vehicles along with industry standard laboratories*Spend a year on professional placement gaining valuable experience before you graduate. It’s also possible to spend a year studying abroad.* Our unique courses teach you the science behind the crime scenes, as well as criminal law and specialist modules such as ballistics, DNA analysis and digital forensics.* Our Forensic Science degree is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.You start by getting to grips with the broad base of knowledge on which forensic science is built, including core chemistry, biochemistry, drug chemistry, and ballistics. You also develop solid investigative and laboratory skills.Next you build on this knowledge to cover analytical chemistry, forensic archaeology, digital forensics, fires and explosions, and firearms. You also are trained in forensic expert witness skills. In certain modules, you are taught by industry specialists.Our crime scenes house helps you to develop your approaches to evidence recording and preservation, and to appreciate the importance of persistence. Extensive use of these practical sessions helps to prepare you for the diverse nature of crime scenes you may encounter in your future careers and to develop many transferable skills for the future.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

A range of scholarships for international students, including GREAT Scholarships for students from China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya and Thailand.
Kent offers globally recognised degrees, and has a diverse student community representing over 159 nationalities.
Kent provides excellent support for international students, including English language training and academic study support.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 36 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    136 52%

    9th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    7th

    13

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