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B.Sc. On Campus

(Hons) Forensic Chemistry

University of Lincoln

36 months
15900 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The BSc (Hons) Forensic Chemistry degree at University of Lincoln will provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills of a professional forensic chemist, including laboratory examination, report writing, crime scene analysis and courtroom presentation. 

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Forensic chemistry is the application of scientific knowledge and investigation to law enforcement. From identifying substances to analysing crime scenes, the skills of a forensic chemist often play a vital role in criminal investigations.

With a broad spectrum of modules, it is possible to specialise in areas such as DNA analysis, biological chemistry, or nuclear forensics.

The School of Chemistry takes a research-centred approach to teaching and learning, and students have the chance to work closely with leading academics on collaborative research projects.

Career Opportunities after the BSc (Hons) Forensic Chemistry degree at University of Lincoln

Forensic Chemistry graduates can benefit from specialist skills and technical knowledge that are transferable to careers in chemistry, forensic laboratories, and law enforcement organisations, such as police forces, HMRC, and environmental health. Some graduates go on to study at postgraduate level.


This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Core Chemistry: Molecular Structure, Bonding and Mechanism
  • Crime Scene Investigation 
  • Practical Chemistry: Fundamental laboratory techniques 
  • Professional Practice: Forensic Laboratory Analysis
  • Advanced Crime Scene Investigation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BBC, to include a grade B from A Level Chemistry.
  • International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall, with Higher Level Grade 5 in Chemistry.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Forensic Science*: Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • *not all modules are accepted. Please contact our Admissions team for further information (
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Chemistry
  • Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and Science. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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