BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

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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 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
  • 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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