Forensic Science Undergraduate Courses

Forensic science plays a crucial role in criminal justice, separating the facts from the fiction.

Whether you’re fascinated by crime scene investigation or want to unravel the makeup of a criminal mind, we have the right Forensic Science course for you. You’ll work alongside forensic scientists, fingerprint experts, police officers, lawyers and judges to gain a real insight into this exciting profession.

Our Forensic Science programmes are highly ranked and will equip you with the skills and confidence to become a forensic scientist fully prepared to investigate crime scenes, analyse evidence and present findings in court. 

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I have had the opportunity to go out to crime scenes every day with different levels of CSI. Some days are volume scenes, such as burglaries and break-ins. Other days have been murder scenes wearing full personal protective equipment.

Rebekah Muldowney
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduate
3rdin the UK for careers after 15 months of graduating**Forensic Science subject area - The Guardian University Guide 2022
4thin the UK for student satisfaction with teaching**Forensic Science subject area - The Guardian University Guide 2022
100%of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things**BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Criminology - National Student Survey 2021
92%of students are satisfied with the course overall**BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Criminology - National Student Survey 2021
91% of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course**BSc (Hons) Forensic Science - National Student Survey 2021
5thfor graduate prospects**The Complete University Guide 2022, Forensic Science subject area
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"I had such a fantastic time at Derby - the facilities are very good and the lecturers have such a passion for what they are teaching which encourages students to learn. Within a week of finishing my last exam I interviewed for a Toxicology Analyst position at Orchid Cellmark - the job was offered to me on the same day which was great."

Natalie Harrison, BSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduate

Facilities

Our Crime Scene House boasts seven unique crime scene environments, each of which have been carefully designed to provide realistic learning spaces for you to investigate evidence and criminal activity. The scenes include:

Having access to varying scenes will prepare you for the incredibly diverse crime scenes that will emerge throughout your career.

Forensic science students studying fingerprints

Forensic Training Facility

This custom built facility offers seven replica domestic and commercial crime scenes, a blood spatter room and fully panoramic CCTV and audio for live feedback.

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What our Forensic Science graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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