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Forensic Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
If you are interested in the application of science to criminal investigations, a degree in forensic science is ideal. The interdisciplinary degree explores the collection, analysis and interpretation of scientific evidence, in an integrated approach, with plenty of case studies. This exciting area of science is delivered with expertise from professional forensic practitioners.

About

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.

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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • The Biochemical Foundations of Life
  • Scientific and Laboratory Skills
  • Genes, Cells and Tissues

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

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  • submit your application though UCAS Apply between the beginning of the September before you come to university and mid-January if you're a British or EU applicant;x
  • visit the UCAS website for exact dates and more information;
  • fully complete your application – as well as your personal details and academic record, you will need to supply a reference and make a personal statement, which the admissions tutor at Kingston will look at carefully; and
  • submit your application as early as possible so you have the best chance of receiving the right offers.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    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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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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