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Forensic Science (with Foundation Year) MSci

Bristol, University of the West of England

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science - MSci

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

MSci Forensic Science (with Foundation Year) has been designed with input from professional forensic scientists to give you a deep understanding of the way science is used to investigate crime.With a strong emphasis on problem-solving and communicating scientific findings, you’ll study everything from crime scene investigation and laboratory analysis, to interpreting, evaluating and presenting evidence.Learn to use forensic instruments in our industry-standard laboratories and apply your scientific knowledge at simulated crime scenes in our specially-adapted Crime Scene House. Present evidence and respond to questions in a mock courtroom.Practise different forensic science roles, including crime scene investigator, laboratory forensic scientist, reporting officer, fire investigator and blood pattern analyst. Study advanced topics in your final year, such as practical fire investigation, blood pattern analysis and wildlife forensics, alongside an extended research project. Guest lectures from inspirational professionals will give you insights into specialist topics – and you can tailor the degree to suit your specific interests.The knowledge and skills you’ll gain will open up lots of career paths. You could work with forensic science providers or the Police, or as a laboratory analyst or science teacher. Many students do further study or research, particularly in analytical chemistry or molecular biology. Your analytical approach to problem-solving will be just as valued in other sectors like financial services or law.

Application deadline

15 January

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A Pass in a science subject at AS or A2. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of one A-Level.

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University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships, you'll benefit from opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Bristol is a bustling, welcoming city with a strong multicultural community – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 34 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    130 69%

    8th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    1st

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    22nd

    12

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