• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Go beyond the police tape with this fascinating and highly-practical Forensic Sciences degree. Learn the techniques that underpin the recognition, identification, recovery, analysis and evaluation of information which can be used as evidence in a court of law.

Are you literate, numerate and analytical? Do you like to solve problems for fun? Are you naturally inquisitive with a passion for chemistry and biology? Put these traits to work during a Forensic Sciences degree that equips you with the knowledge required to help support the legal process.

It’s a hands-on degree, which allows you to analyse a variety of scenes in our purpose-built facilities, and learn the following physical and chemical analysis techniques in our state-of-the-art laboratories:

  • Crime scene investigation
  • Body fluid analysis
  • DNA profiling
  • Forensic chromatography and spectroscopy
  • Fingerprinting
  • Substances of abuse

This highly vocational Forensic Sciences (Hons) programme at Abertay University is broken down into three main study areas – forensic science, chemistry and biology – and dovetails modules from the Division of Law to prepare you for a variety of workplace situations.

Careers 

Graduates can go into careers such as forensic scientists, either as part of the civil service or the private sector, and related areas such as scenes of crime investigation or police officer. A number of our graduates have successfully obtained these highly competitive jobs. 

Accreditation

Our Forensic Sciences degree is professionally accredited and commended by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSoFS), which means you’re eligible to apply for associate membership upon graduating.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Biology: Biology Principles and Practice 
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Human Physiology 
  • Introduction to Forensic Science, Practice and Techniques
  • Cell Biology & Immunology
  • Advanced Chemical Processes

                                    English Language Requirements

                                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                    • Minimum required score:

                                      78

                                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                    • Minimum required score:

                                      6

                                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                    • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                                      169

                                      C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                                      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                                    Academic Requirements

                                    All applicants must have passes in English and Maths in any of the following - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4. Lifeskill Maths is not accepted in lieu of Maths.

                                    Tuition Fee

                                    • International

                                      13800 GBP/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                    • EU/EEA

                                      1820 GBP/year
                                      Tuition Fee
                                      Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                    English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

                                    Living costs for Dundee

                                    • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
                                      Living Costs

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

                                    Funding

                                    • If you're a Scottish or EU domiciled undergraduate student studying full-time at a Scottish University, then the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will pay your undergraduate tuition fees providing you are not repeating a period of study, or currently hold a first degree qualification.
                                    • If you're a student from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can apply to Student Finance Online Services for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. The loan is not means tested.
                                    • If you're an international student from outside of the EU, then you're likely to pay overseas tuition fee rates and will not be entitled to help with tuition fees. 

                                    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.