Criminal prosecutions depend on evidence which has been safely and intelligently collected, stored and analysed by forensic scientists. Join our Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences course and take part in hands-on investigations in our simulated crime scene. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills to follow a career in forensic science. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry. This course will teach you to analyse and investigate a range of evidence at crime scenes and in the forensic laboratory. You’ll learn to identify the main types of forensic evidence for crimes such as sexual offences, drugs, poisons, arson and mass disaster. Our teaching staff are practising forensic professionals, and under their guidance you’ll develop your skills in our simulated crime scene and labs. You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of module topics, giving you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge. By the time you graduate, you’ll have an understanding of the UK legal system and your role in it as a forensic scientist. You’ll be able to present your observations and conclusions as evidence in a court of law. You’ll also have learned how to conduct thorough, independent research, and feel confident about presenting comprehensive reports, both orally and in writing. If you choose to join us at the FORensic RESearch and Teaching (FORREST) conference,* which we attend regularly, you’ll have the opportunity to network and learn from Forensic practitioners, lawyers and law enforcement from across the UK (*this will be at an additional cost). Our newly refurbished laboratories feature a range of equipment, including Raman Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) Microspectrophotometry (MSP), various microscopes, a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), comparison microscope and various Gas Chromatography (GC) and Liquid-Chromatography (LC) instruments with different detection systems. Our course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences so when you graduate, employers will recognise you as a qualified forensic scientist.