BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

Would you like to perform a crucial role in the investigation of crime and legal scenarios? Our Forensic Science degree is highly practical, scientifically challenging and accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. We were one of the first universities to offer undergraduate forensic science degrees, and graduates of our accredited forensic science course have gone on to have excellent careers in the sector.

You’ll acquire a full understanding of the crime scene to court process, and the forensic and analytical procedures used to collect, examine and interpret evidence. This course will also give you an excellent grounding in analytical science and an impressive set of practical skills. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art instruments used widely within the industry. You’ll be investigating simulated crime scenes, which include burglary, assault, homicide and fatal fires, in our Crime Scene House and forensic science laboratories.

What you will study

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

The Forensic Science 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 Science 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 Science degree will enhance...

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You will train in our Forensic Science facilities where you will learn key skills in our purpose-built laboratories and in our scenes of crime house.


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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If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.


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


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