Year 1 offers a broad understanding of the major branches of biology and biochemistry. You will develop key laboratory skills, and learn to give detailed scientific explanations for the theory and practices used in modern forensic science. The Introduction to Forensic Science module gives an overview of types of forensic evidence, such as skeletal remains, insects, drugs, toxicology and poisons. IT, numeracy and study skills will be taught as part of these modules.
Year 2 introduces specialist topics in forensic science. These include DNA and human identification, crime-scene processing, counterfeits and forgeries and the application of analytical techniques to the analysis of evidence. You will also be introduced to criminal law, including the cross examination of expert witness testimony and opinion in a mock courtroom setting.
Year 3 provides you with the opportunity to study further forensic topics, including the analysis of body fluids, drugs, fibres, fire investigation and ballistics. You can tailor your studies through the option modules in Advanced Analytical Techniques or Forensic Archaeology. You will also undertake an independent research project.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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