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Whether it’s working on criminal investigations to analyse crime scenes and identify victims, working in the field of endangered species to identify illegal trading, or investigating diseases, Forensic Biologists are in growing demand. Join the Forensic Biology (Hons) (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University to learn more about this field.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Why study BSc (Hons) Forensic Biology at BU?

  • Taught by leading academics, experienced practitioners and a range of professional guest lecturers, you will develop a comprehensive grounding in forensic biology 
  • Take part in invaluable lab and fieldwork experience, including mock crime scenes and disasters 
  • Use sophisticated lab and field equipment to collect and analyse biological evidence, write detailed logs and reports, and even collaborate with staff on current forensic research projects 
  • Take part in live fire exercises in your final year 
  • Pick from subject modules that suit your own interests, passions, and career goals in your second and final year
  • Gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one and improve your chances of gaining employment after you graduate. 
Foundation year:

We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

Accreditation

This course is recognised by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Crime Scene
  • Forensic Law & Practice
  • Biology for Forensic Sciences
Foundation year:
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Applied Sciences
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Mathematics in Science
  • Foundation Year Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

For September 2022 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 

Foundation Year Entry Requirements: 48 - 72 UCAS tariff points.

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Please see below some examples of the international qualifications for entry onto Year 1 for September 2022 entry:

  • Chinese Senior High School Graduation Certificate (Huikao) average 80%, or Gaokao 61-71%. Grade depends on the course
  • Hong Kong HKDSE Diploma (4,4,3 to 4,4,4 from three subjects). Grade depends on the course
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Standard XII) 60-70%
  • Italian Esame di Stato with 60-70%. Grade depends on the course
  • Titulo de Bachillerato with 6 or 7. Grade depends on the course 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Fees are for 2022 entry. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. 

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

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