• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Combine high-level skills as a forensic scientist with in-depth knowledge of criminology for an inspiring and broad-based study programme.

  • Study a programme which sets high professional standards: this course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Learn alongside professional forensic scientists, fingerprint experts, police officers, lawyers and judges for real insights into working life
  • Gain hands-on experience in authentic environments including our high-specification forensic laboratories, crime scene cars, courtrooms and Forensic Training Facility
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake work based learning in a forensic imaging unit, footwear unit or forensic analytical service laboratories with our partner East Midlands Scientific Operations Unit (EMSOU)

Careers

You could follow in the footsteps of our many successful graduates and work within the criminal justice system, the police force, the prison service or forensic services. You could also pursue careers in broader areas such as law firms, pharmaceutical companies or private laboratories.

The Forensic Science with Criminology (Hons) degree from University of Derby equips you with the skills you need to take your studies to a higher level too. Because it is an applied science course based on subjects such as organic chemistry and molecular biology, you could move on to MSc, MPhil or PhD study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Up to 6 years.

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Policing and Society
  • Crime Scene to Court
  • Trace Evidence
  • Preparing for Independent Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    56

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at A-level - At least a C in Biology and/or Chemistry at A-level (or equivalent). This also includes Applied Science, a BTEC Science subject or Access Science
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part-time UK students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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