United Kingdom

University of Derby

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

University of Derby

Forensic Science

Study on a course fully accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science and endorsed by Skillsmark, and with a University whose Forensic Science provision was ranked number one for student experience, according to the Times and Sunday Times League Table, 2017. Our practical course gives you the opportunity to put theory into practice in our excellent forensic facilities, such as our state-of-the-art Forensic Training Facility with seven domestic and commercial crime scenes, two crime scene cars, and crown courts. You'll cover forensic practices such as crime scene investigation, fingerprint analysis and human tissue analysis. You'll also 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. Hone your scientific skills in our forensic science laboratories. These include an osteology lab for skeletal study, 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. Our graduates have gone on to secure roles in 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).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - 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