University of Derby

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2019
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2018
Kedleston Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1GB, United Kingdom

Forensic Science

**Separate the facts from the fiction on this dynamic course. You’ll cover forensic practices such as crime scene investigation, fingerprint analysis and human tissue analysis.** **WHY STUDY FORENSIC SCIENCE AT DERBY?** - Study on a course fully accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, and with a University whose Forensic Science provision is ranked in the Top 10 for student experience, according to the Times and Sunday Times League Table, 2018. - Our practical course gives you the opportunity to put theory into practice in our excellent forensic facilities, such as our state-of-the-art Crime Scene House with seven domestic and commercial crime scenes - we also have cars specially used for mock crime scenes, and crown courts for presenting evidence. - Hone your scientific skills in our forensic science laboratories. These include an osteology lab for skeletal study, a wet forensic lab, dark room for specialised light searching and photography, an entomology lab for insect investigation, and forensic imaging facilities. - You'll be taught by active researchers who have many years of commercial forensic experience and will guide you through the process of crime scene analysis and recovery, to presentation of evidence in the courtroom. Our links with organisations such as Derbyshire Police give you the opportunity to undertake a year-long placement so you can develop the skills that employers look for. **WHAT YOU'LL COVER** - You'll cover blood pattern analysis, firearms and fire investigation, and consider how entomology and tissue decay can help forensic scientists. Road traffic accidents, drug and computer crime, arson, assaults and break-ins are all mock crime scenes that you'll investigate to help you prepare for the diverse scenarios you are likely to encounter throughout your career. **HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED** - You’ll be assessed through a range of mediums, including formal witness statements and expert testimony, as well as case studies, essays, laboratory reports, portfolios, examinations and presentations. **YOUR CAREER** - Our graduates have gone on to secure roles in areas such as crime scene investigation (CSI), research, and toxicology - 100% of our BSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing the course (HESA, 2016). The degree also provides a firm foundation for postgraduate level learning. Because it is an applied science course, it equips you to progress to qualifications in medicine and can pave the way to MSc, MPhil or PhD study. **STUDY OPTIONS** - This course is also available with a Foundation Year option.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Derby
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £13,250
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Derby
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,750