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Forensic and Analytical Science (Hons)

48 months
Duration
15040 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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About

The BSc Forensic and Analytical Science (Hons) offered at the Robert Gordon University you will have the role of analytical scientist in forensic investigations is becoming increasingly important due to the major developments in analytical chemistry, and advances in molecular biology. This exciting course will prepare you for a career in this fascinating and fast-moving sector.

Overview

At the Robert Gordon University studying the Forensic and Analytical Science (Hons) involves the analysis of biological, chemical or physical samples collected as evidence during a criminal investigation. As a Forensic Scientist you will provide crucial scientific evidence which may link a suspect to the scene of the crime, the victim, or the weapon. 

The key problem-solving and analytical skills developed in forensic and analytical science are widely sought after in many other industrial sectors including the oil, gas, pharmaceutical, and food industries.

Job Prospects

A diverse range of opportunities within the Scottish Police Services Authority and Forensic Science Laboratories are available, including scene examination, fire investigation, laboratory analysis and health and safety, and police graduate entry. Alternatively, a number of students opt for careers in industry in which employment prospects are particularly good (including pharmaceutical, oil and biotechnology).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Microbiology
  • Chemistry For Life Sciences
  • Biology for Life Sciences
  • Biomolecular Science
  • Analytical Techniques for Life Sciences
  • Practical Skills for Life Sciences

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • SQA Higher: BBBC to include Chemistry and one further science from Biology/Human Biology, Maths or Physics or Environmental Science.  English and Maths are required at National 5 grade B or above if not held at Higher.
  • GCE A Level: BCC to include Chemistry and one further science from Biology/Human Biology, Maths or Physics or Environmental Science. English and Maths are required at GCSE grade 6 or above if not held at A Level.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H3H3H3 to include Chemistry and one further science from Biology/Human Biology, Maths and Physics, English and Maths are required at grade O2 or above if not held at Higher.
  • IB Diploma: 27 to include Higher Level Chemistry at grade 5 plus one further science from Biology, Maths or Physics at Higher Level. English and Maths are required at a minimum of Standard Level grade 4 if not held at Higher Level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15040 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.

Rest of UK and EU Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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