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Discover Forensic Science at Derby

Why choose this course?

Forensic science plays a crucial role in criminal justice such as identifying evidence to establish if, how and when a crime has been committed. To do this, forensic scientists collect, analyse, and preserve the physical and chemical traces of a crime. It’s a fascinating and intricate process, perfect for you if you love science and applying it to real-life situations. We’ll guide you through it, from crime scene analysis and recovery, to laboratory analysis and presentation of evidence in the courtroom.

  • Our BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Criminology are accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and endorsed by Skillsmark, so teaching quality is guaranteed
  • You’ll get hands-on experience in our brand new crime scene house located on a residential street. It has been specially designed to provide seven replica domestic and commercial crime scenes
  • You’ll use our fantastic forensic laboratories including specific osteology, entomology and forensic imaging facilities
  • Work alongside professionals, such as forensic scientists, lawyers, judges, police officers, and fingerprint experts
  • You'll be taught by the experts - current and former forensic scientists with a wealth of real world experience.

Entry requirements

CourseEntry requirementsUCAS code
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science 260 UCAS points F411
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Psychology 260 UCAS points  2T4N
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Criminology  260 UCAS points  F410


Where will it take you?

100% of Forensic Science with Criminology graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing this course.

A degree in Forensic Science is a great start for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have gone on to secure roles such as:

  • Forensic Technician at ESG Environmental Scientifics Group
  • Toxicology Analyst at Orchid Cellmark
  • CSI at Nottinghamshire Police Force
  • Police Officer at Leicestershire Police
  • Microbiologist at International Laboratory Services Ltd
  • Research Scientist at Photo Centric Limited
  • Investigative Researcher at Independent Police Complaints Commission.

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduate, Natalie Harrison, was offered the role of Toxicology Analyst at Orchid Skillsmark within a week of finishing her last exam. Read more about Natalie’s success and what her job involves.