BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Foundation Year

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Why choose this course?


Interested in taking your first steps towards a career in forensic science – one of the most pioneering professions of all? Achieve your ambitions by embarking on this dynamic four-year course which includes a foundation year.

  • Forensic Science at Derby is ranked in the Top 10 for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2019 and Top 10 for student experience according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • Study a programme which sets high professional standards: this course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Start your studies at foundation level: the perfect choice if you are planning a career change, if you are keen to study a completely new subject area or if you don’t meet the entry requirements to join our three-year honours degree directly
  • Build the advanced skills you need to investigate crime scenes, analyse evidence and present findings in court
  • Gain hands-on experience in our impressive Forensic Training Facility and high-specification laboratories
  • Learn from forensic scientists, fingerprint experts, police officers, lawyers and judges so that you see all aspects of the profession in close-up
  • Apply what you learn in the workplace: you will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long placement in a forensic imaging unit, footwear unit or forensic analytical service laboratories with the East Midlands Scientific Operations Unit (EMSOU)
  • Raise your professional profile: you can become eligible for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry if you select optional modules in chemistry


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