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UCAS CODE: F410

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Forensic science is the application of science in support of the legal process. This degree will equip you with essential knowledge and skills in biological and chemical sciences necessary for a career in this field.You will gain hands-on experience in our well-equipped laboratories and investigate typical crime scene scenarios in a realistic manner. The optional sandwich degree award offers the benefit of a paid industry placement. Study abroad opportunities are availableThe police and customs and excise are obvious employers; however, work in environmental protection, accident investigation, drug research, the chemical industry and biomedical sciences is possible.Graduates also continue studies in forensic science on taught MSc programmes and in postgraduate research.BSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC) – conditions apply, see our website for full details.Career prospectsThe police and customs and excise are the obvious employers. However, work in environmental protection, accident investigation, drug research, the chemical industry and biomedical sciences is possible. Graduates also continue studies in forensic science on taught MSc programmes and in postgraduate research. Placement/Work-based learningFor students interested in gaining practical experience, the optional sandwich degree award offers the benefit of a paid industry placement.Study abroadYou may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.Professional recognitionBSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC). Successful application is dependent on undergraduate module and project selection.Useful Information94% of students in work/further study six months after graduating (HESA performance indicator 2014/15)

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 34 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    128 68%

    9th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    14th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    17th

    3

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