University of Abertay Dundee - Forensic sciences course praised

December 4, 2008

The Forensic Science Society has praised the latest degree it has accredited for its close links with local police forces and its scene-of-crime facilities. The forensic sciences BSc at the University of Abertay Dundee is only the second Scottish undergraduate degree of its type to win accreditation. Forensic biology lecturer Darren Phillips said: "The society was concerned that many universities were offering forensics courses only because they are popular, and were not paying enough attention to the particular teaching methods, syllabus and availability of resources and materials needed to teach the subject properly."

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