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Forensic Science with Criminology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

Extend your career scope and enhance your employability on a four-year course which brings together the skills of the forensic scientist and the insights of the criminologist.

  • Study a programme which sets high professional standards: this course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Start your journey at foundation year stage: the knowledge you’ll gain is invaluable if you are thinking about changing your career plans or if you want to discover fascinating new subject areas
  • Develop an impressive combination of professional skills to enhance your versatility and open up new opportunities in the graduate job market
  • Chart how cases are progressed from crime scene to courtroom
  • Gain practical experience in our first-rate facilities, including forensic laboratories, crime scene house, courtrooms and crime scene cars
  • Place your knowledge of forensic science in a wider context, by exploring themes such as miscarriages of justice, policing and society, and victimology
  • Enjoy compelling insights into working life by learning alongside professional forensic scientists, fingerprint experts, police officers, lawyers and judges
  • Experience real-world learning at its best: you will have the opportunity of a year-long placement in a forensic imaging unit, footwear unit or forensic analytical service lab thanks to our partnership with the East Midlands Scientific Operations Unit (EMSOU)

How you will learn

You’ll use our specialist facilities, including our brand new on-campus Crime Scene House and crime scene cars. You’ll also have the opportunity to observe a post-mortem. You’ll be taught through lectures, practical sessions, fieldtrips, crime scene training and your own study.

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to realise their career ambitions within the criminal justice system, the police force, the prison service and forensic services. The skills and knowledge you gain on the course will also make you well suited to roles in insurance companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies and private laboratories.

You could also build on your analytical and research expertise to pursue postgraduate study with an MSc, MPhil or PhD in subjects related to forensic science and criminology.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

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

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 105 1

    15th out of 34 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 55%

    69th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    3rd

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    113 60%

    20th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    5th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    11th

    3

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