BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

Why choose this course?

Become a highly skilled and confident forensic scientist, fully prepared to investigate crime scenes, analyse evidence and present findings in court.

  • Forensic Science at Derby is ranked in the Top 10 for student experience according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2018
  • 100% of our BSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing this course (HESA, 2016)
  • Study a programme which sets high professional standards: this course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Join a degree with a strong approval rating from students: in the 2017 National Student Survey 93% said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of this course 
  • Work alongside forensic scientists, fingerprint experts, police officers, lawyers and judges to gain real insights into all aspects of the profession
  • Hone your skills in authentic environments including our high-specification forensic laboratories and courtrooms
  • Gain hands-on experience of mock investigations with our Forensic Training Facility and crime scene cars
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long placement in a forensic imaging unit, footwear unit or forensic analytical service laboratories with our partner East Midlands Scientific Operations Unit (EMSOU)
  • Choose optional modules in chemistry and become eligible for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry 


East Midlands Scientific Operations Unit - Forensic Services (EMSOU-FS)

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