• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Why Forensic Science (Hons) at London South Bank University?

  • Great teaching: Staff members are experts in their respective fields - and rated by students as - No.1 university in London for Teaching in Forensic Science (National Students Survey).
  • Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
  • No.2 London modern university for research quality in Forensic Science (Complete University Guide League Table).
  • Close professional links with police and fire services, who regularly provide guest lecturers.
  • Our specialised facilities have an extensive range of analytical instrumentation dedicated to forensic science students.

Employability

Forensic science is used to settle an increasing number of criminal cases – making sure law courts have accurate information to determine an outcome of guilty or not guilty. Forensic scientists mix biology, chemistry and maths to obtain and analyse evidence from a variety of sources. These include: blood and other body fluids, hair, textile fibres, glass fragments and vehicle tyre marks.

Many independent forensic laboratories provide services to the criminal justice system.  At LSBU, we offer a whole range of transferable skills to enable careers in forensics and other scientific disciplines.

Scientific journalism, the pharmaceutical industry, environmental monitoring, laboratory-based employment and accident investigation are all popular destinations for forensic science graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Scientific Skills
  • Fundamentals of Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Biology of the Cell
  • Core and Materials Science
  • Introduction to Law for Forensic Scientists
  • Explosion, Fire and Firearms
  • Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists
  • Marks and Traces
  • Forensic Biology
  • Research Methods
  • Measurement and Instrumentation in Forensic Analysis
  • Incident Investigation
  • Biological Evidence
  • Case Assessment and Interpretation
  • Research project (with advanced topics in forensic science)
  • Law of Evidence for Forensic Scientists 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • A Level CCD or;
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM or;
  • Access to Science with 39 Merits and 6 Passes or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 96 UCAS points
  • Level 3 qualifications must include a Science subject
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above)..

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13780 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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.

Funding

LSBU values the academic and cultural diversity that international students bring to the University and is offering scholarships of £1,125 to new overseas fee-paying nationals undertaking undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD studies

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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