Potential careers include work related to crime and forensic investigation, forensic science, forensic anthropology, analytical chemistry, pharmaceuticals and teaching to name just a few.
Taking criminal investigation as an example, fragments of glass, paint flakes, fibres, footwear marks or DNA extracted from body fluids can help provide evidence to link individuals with each other or with the scene of a crime. The challenge is deciding which samples to examine and how to obtain the best evidential value by analysing and interpreting them. On this course you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to meet these challenges.
You gain hands-on experience in well-equipped laboratories where you use an array of scientific and analytical techniques commonly used to investigate a crime, examine items and recover evidence. You also practice delivering your expert testimony in our on-campus replica courtroom.
We produce graduates with the problem-solving and leadership skills necessary to forge successful careers.
This Forensic Science (Hons) degree, offered by Teesside University, allows you to spend an optional year - in-between your second year and final year - learning and developing your skills through work experience. You have a dedicated work placement officer and the University's award-winning careers service to help you with applying for a placement. Advice is also available on job hunting and networking. Employers are often invited to our School to meet you and present you with opportunities for work placements.
By taking a work placement year you gain experience favoured by graduate recruiters and develop your technical skillset. You also obtain the transferable skills required in any professional environment. Transferable skills include communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, organisation, confidence, self-reliance, problem-solving, being able to work under pressure, and commercial awareness.
Throughout this programme, you get to know prospective employers and extend your professional network. An increasing number of employers view a placement as a year-long interview and, as a result, placements are increasingly becoming an essential part of an organisation's pre-selection strategy in their graduate recruitment process.
Potential benefits from completing a work placement year include:
- improved job prospects
- enhanced employment skills and improved career progression opportunities
- a higher starting salary than your full-time counterparts
- a better degree classification
- a richer CV
- a year's salary before completing your degree
- experience of workplace culture
- the opportunity to design and base your final-year project within a working environment.
Possible careers include crime and forensic investigation, forensic science, analytical science, either in industry or with a forensic science provider, forensic anthropology, pharmaceuticals, teaching, research science and any other job that calls for sound scientific and investigative skills.
This course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
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- Expert Witness and The Law
- Forensic Analytical Techniques
- Forensic Scene Examination
- Investigations in Forensic Biology
- Investigations in Forensic Chemistry
- Science Research Methods and Proposal
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
The main UCAS closing date is 29 January. You are encouraged to apply by then although late applications are accepted through UCAS until 30 June.
DisciplinesForensic Science Biochemistry Genetics View 173 other Masters in Forensic Science in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
96-112 UCAS tariff points. Typical Level 3 qualifications include:
- A levels (grades BBC)
- BTEC Extended Diploma (grade DMM)
- Access to HE Diploma (with 30 Level 3 credits awarded at merit or higher)
- Applied Science
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Fee for UK applicants £4,500
Living costs for Middlesbrough
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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