BSc (Hons) Forensic Biology

Are you fascinated by the process of conducting DNA analysis to investigate the scene of a crime? As one of the first UK universities to offer a Forensic Biology degree, we’ve been nurturing investigative minds for over a decade, and can help you on the path to your career in forensic biology. Our exciting and practical BSc (Hons) Forensic Biology degree offers the skills and knowledge to appreciate the value of biological evidence, giving you an excellent grounding for a career in forensic biology and forensic investigation

You’ll be based in our purpose-built laboratories at the Pontypridd Campus. There will be the opportunity to put your analytical skills into practice at our Crime Scene House, where real-life crime scenarios are recreated. With accreditation from The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, you can rest assured that the Forensic Biology degree meets industry standards and will put you in an excellent position to compete for graduate jobs in this exciting sector.

What you will study

The Forensic Biology degree covers a wide range of sciences, from criminalistics to organic chemistry.

The Forensic Biology degree will develop the concepts of crime scene investigation protocol. You will also gain scientific knowledge of the chemical and biological analytical techniques used to assist investigations.

The first year of your Forensic Biology degree introduces you to the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in biological, analytical chemistry and crime scene investigation employed within forensic investigation.

The second year of your Forensic Biology degree will enhance...

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Our forensic students will be trained in new, vibrant and modern facilities where you will learn key skills in brand-new purpose-built laboratories and at our Crime Scene House -a unique facility where you will learn how to process major crime scenes.


Work and Study Placements

There is no formal work placement associated with this course, but we encourage all of our students to obtain some form of relevant work experience through the GradEdge scheme.


This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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