**Why study this course?** This four-year extended degree focuses on the science and investigative techniques required for a career in forensics. The course is also one of the only forensic degree programmes in the country to include an in-depth, one-year foundation course, which enables those without traditional qualifications the opportunity to study a Forensic Science BSc (Hons) degree. **More about this course** This four-year degree offers an alternative route into the study of forensic science and is an ideal course if you don't have the standard qualifications required for entry to the three-year Forensic Science BSc degree. The course will teach you an interdisciplinary approach to the study of forensic science and equip you with a range of scientific techniques to examine problems of a biological or chemical nature within the context of forensic science. You'll join the Level 3 programme, a foundation year run by specialist staff that acts as a bridge between previous education or work experience. By equipping you with the fundamental knowledge of key disciplines, such as biology and chemistry, this foundation year gives you the skills and experience required to successfully complete a Forensic Science BSc (Hons) degree, which constitutes the remaining three years of the course. During the final three years, you'll study a wide range of challenging and engaging subjects including anatomy and physiology, criminalistics, DNA technology, biochemical toxicology and forensic interference from biological remains. On completion of your degree, you'll have the skills and qualifications you need to pursue a career in forensic science, or undertake further study or a PhD.