36 months
14000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Would you like to perform a crucial role in the investigation of crime and legal scenarios? Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, the Forensic Science (Hons) degree from University of South Wales provides the highly practical application of a range of sciences in the context of criminal and civil law.

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You’ll gain knowledge and skills from the fields of chemistry, biology and other sciences, with a focus on how they are applied in crime scene science and criminal investigation.

The Forensic Science (Hons) degree from University of South Wales has a strong focus on employability and you’ll study the entire process from crime scene to court. You will be trained in standard practices and techniques used in crime scene investigation, as well as laboratory analysis of evidence and its interpretation.

You’ll study specialist branches of forensic science, including criminalistics, forensic chemistry, forensic biology, anthropology, fire investigation and toxicology. Our Forensic Science course has a very strong scientific base, which means you’ll be employable in a number of scientific sectors. 


Students on our forensic science degree will gain an excellent portfolio of practical skills that are in demand by employers, plus you will be trained using the same instruments and techniques as practising forensic scientists, which will give you an advantage when applying for graduate positions. The skills and knowledge of our forensic science graduates are highly desirable and can be used in other scientific areas such as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, or in postgraduate study such as Masters, Doctorate and fast-track medicine. 

Graduates have gained employment with some of the UK’s leading forensic science service providers, becoming reporting scientists, or working in the wider analytical sector where highly skilled graduates are in demand.


The BSc (Hons) Forensic Science course is accredited by The Forensic Science Society 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Science
  • Criminalistics
  • Forensic Biology
  • Concepts for the Forensic Sciences
  • Chemical Concepts for the Forensic Sciences
  • Key Skills for Forensic Practice
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Volume Crime Scene Examination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Typical A-Level Offer

  • BCC - CDD to include Chemistry and Biology but excluding General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
  • Grade C and BC at A Level to include Chemistry and Biology but to exclude General Studies
  • Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level to include Chemistry and Biology but to exclude General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical Science Requirements
  • Applicants taking Science A levels in England will need to pass the practical element alongside achieving the requested
Typical IB Offer
  • Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including a score of 5 in Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level. You will also need to obtain a score of 5 or above in English at standard level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 36 months.


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