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Forensic Science with a Professional Placement BSc (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    16-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 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 and be trained in the delivery of expert witness testimony? 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 it 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 degree is fully accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.**Reasons to study Forensic Science at Kent*** 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.* Our lecturers are both innovative teachers and active researchers. Their research underpins our teaching and ensures you learn about the latest thinking in the field.* 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. You’ll see how forensic skills can also be applied within archaeology and in the food and pharmaceutical industries.* 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 it at a simulated trial in a realistic court environment. * Our unique courses teach you the science behind crime scenes, as well as criminal law with specialist modules such as ballistics, DNA analysis and digital forensics.* Study abroad for a year or complete a professional placement to put into practice the skills you learn and make valuable industry contacts.* We support you in all areas of your student life with excellent in-house student support to assist with pastoral issues; careers experts with specialist knowledge to help prepare you for a great future; and Academic Advisors and Peer Mentors to help with your studies.Tailor your degree to suit you with a professional placement where you’ll work in industry for a year, giving you the chance to put into practice the skills you’ve learnt and build important connections. Taken between your second and final years, a professional placement provides an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience in industry in the UK or abroad. During your placement you are paid by your employer and produce an independent research project.

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 37 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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