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Forensic Science with Professional Practice Year BSc (Hons)

University of Bedfordshire

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UCAS CODE: F418

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you’re interested in a career in forensic science, we have a crime scene for you! A unique mix of biosciences and criminal psychology, our degree course offers you the opportunity for practical forensic processing in our crime scene facility. Technological advances have made the role of the forensic scientist – the expert who collects, preserves and analyses evidence - increasingly important in crime investigation, and also in other fields such as archaeology.The course starts with an introduction to psychology and the sciences relevant to forensics, followed by more detailed applied forensics including the preparation of evidence for court, pathology, medical physiology and haematology. You’ll also study the most recent advances in DNA analysis, toxicology, criminal psychology, and fire and explosive analysis.**Professional Practice Year**This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits; you gain practical experience and build your CV. It's also a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers. There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free.**Why choose this course?**- The Forensic Science team includes international experts in the psychology of criminal behaviour and forensics experts from a variety of operational backgrounds- Our teaching is rated as ‘Excellent’ by the QAA and the team is part of a highly experienced department that has run biological science courses for over 30 years- You’ll study in a specialist forensic laboratory, with key laboratory skills incorporated into most of the taught units, especially your final-year research project- You’ll learn the skills and techniques needed to evaluate a real-life crime scene in our scene-of-crime lab, designed to resemble an 'normal' flat

Application deadline

25 January

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A level : CCE - CCC

An A-Level in a science subject is preferred.

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University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    128th

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 37 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    101 39%

    34th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    9th

    5

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