48 months
15900 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Forensic Chemistry course at University of Lincoln offers a comprehensive study of chemistry integrated with forensic specialisms, including DNA analysis, biological chemistry, and forensic toxicology, so that students can develop an in-depth understanding of forensic chemistry and fundamental science.

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On the Forensic Chemistry course at University of Lincoln , the study experience is extended through a full-year industrial placement which may be with one of the University’s industry or overseas partners, or in one of our research groups. Placements are conducted alongside advanced academic study, focusing on research frontiers in chemistry. Students are supported when finding and undertaking a placement.

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

Career Opportunities

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 doctoral level.


This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BBB, to include a grade B from A Level Chemistry.
  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall, with Higher Level Grade 5 in Chemistry.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Forensic Science: Distinction, Distinction, Merit 
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 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 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 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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