• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

At the start of the BSc Forensic Science & Criminal Investigation (Hons) course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) , you will have the choice to study one stream from two choices, these being crime scene investigation or forensic anthropology. The stream you choose will be followed throughout your study. 

Throughout the course you will learn all aspects of the law relating to forensic science, you will also learn how to recognise, enhance and recover all evidence types from crime scenes and how to analyse that evidence in the laboratory. During your final year you will also be required to write a dissertation, largely of your own choice.

Great Opportunities

In such a competitive job market, UCLan graduates stand out. You’ll find them at work as forensic scientists and analysts in both private companies and for the police force, and working as crime scene investigators, police intelligence analysts and police officers, at home and overseas

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with industrial placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Volume Crime Scene Science
  • Study Skills for Criminal Investigation
  • Criminalistics
  • Forensic Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Forensic Anthropology
    • The Science and Management of Death

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • 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.

    General Requirements

    • Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
    • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit 
    • BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction
    • Pass Access Course: 106-112 UCAS Points  
    • International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
    • IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
    • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent 

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    Tuition Fee

    • International

      13700 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13700 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 Preston

    • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

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