Forensic Biology, B.Sc. | University of Chester | Chester, United Kingdom
36 months
12750 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The Forensic Biology course from the University of Chester offers a combination of forensic aspects with a thorough grounding in the traditional science of biology, in particular the molecular biology techniques and DNA profiling. The techniques you will learn are transferable to other biological disciplines and provide a solid foundation for a wide range of graduate employment.


Why study this course with us?

During the Forensic Biology course offered by the University of Chester, teaching is delivered by an experienced and committed team of lecturers, supported by practising experts from many forensic disciplines. Emphasis is placed on the development of key generic skills, equipping you with the necessary theoretical basis and practical experience to enter many areas of employment in both forensic and biological sciences.

Career Prospects

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

We are here to help you plan your future, make the most of your time at University and to enhance your employability. We provide access to part-time jobs, extra-curricular employability-enhancing workshops and offer practical one-to-one help with career planning, including help with CVs, applications and mock interviews. We also deliver group sessions on career planning within each taught programme and we have a wide range of extensive information covering graduate jobs and postgraduate study.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Data Handling and Project Design
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Human Physiology
  • Research Methods
  • Experiential Learning
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Analytical Techniques in Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Examination and Identification
  • Enhancing your Employability through Work Based Learning
  • Medical Microbiology and Infection Control
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Forensic Evidence, Analysis and Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 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

  • UCAS points - 112
  • GCE A-level - 112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels. Typical offer - BCC/BBC The department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A-level: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science./ GCE Applied A-level: Applied Science.
  • BTEC - BTEC Extended Diploma (Applied Science): DMM, BTEC Diploma (Applied Science)D*D*.
  • International Baccalaureate - 26 points including 5 in Biology or Human Biology.
  • OCR - OCR National Extended/Diploma: merit profile plus one of the GCE A level subjects listed above.
  • IELTS - 6 with no score less than 5.5 in any band.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12750 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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