36 months
16650 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Biological and Forensic Science (Hons) course from Coventry University aims to blend the study of human biology with the techniques used in forensic laboratories, including analysis of blood, fibres, particulates, fingerprints, drugs, documents, DNA, fire/explosives residue and other trace evidence.

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In the human biology element of the course, a broad range of subjects are covered, including microbiology, molecular biology, medical genetics, cancer biology, physiology and cell biology. Throughout your degree, you will be taught the details of forensic science, the legal system and investigative practice, demonstrating a capability to maintain auditable records of your investigations.

We offer a range of practical classes, where you will have the opportunity to undertake measurements made on human subjects, such as electrocardiograph measurements on fellow students, identification of genetic markers for predisposition to smoking or sleep patterns and identification of your own DNA profile. These deliver a logical acquisition and development of laboratory skills.

Our experienced staff aim to adopt a ‘Crime Scene to Court’ approach to their teaching, which should help you to understand forensic science, in particular the need to methodically collect samples, analyse them and present the results to the standard required by the courts. You’ll be taught by our experienced staff, many of whom can bring professional or research expertise to their teaching.


This Biological and Forensic Science (Hons) course from Coventry University provides students with the opportunity to take up roles in private sector forensic laboratory service providers or as police Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs), although further training would be required, in the form of the CSI Learning Programme at the College of Policing, Harperley Hall. Alternatively, you could pursue roles in fraud, customs and excise or as private investigators.

The biological modules ensure that you can also access non-forensic careers, including pharmaceutical or food quality testing laboratories, medical and laboratory equipment sales and in more general scientific writing and/or teaching professions. This is an important element of our course design, as employment opportunities in forensics are limited and students need to be well prepared for a wide range of employment options.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Physiology in Health and Disease
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Principles of Forensic Science
  • Contemporary Skills for Forensic Sciences 
  • Research Skills for Forensic Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 30 June - Late applications deadline
  • 4 July - UCAS Extra closes

If you’re an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation year, HNC, HND or Degree course then you’ll need to apply to us directly.


360 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level: BBC to include Biology. Excludes General Studies.
  • BTEC: DMM in the BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in a Biological Science subject.
  • IB Diploma: 30 points to include a minimum of 5 points in Biology at Higher Level.
  • GCSE requirement: Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*-C including English Language, Maths and two Sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16650 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 Coventry

656 - 1057 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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