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 with Criminology

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. You'll cover topics such as the causes of criminal behaviour, whether criminals are born or made and the legal aspects of forensic science, including the court process and the roles of the judge, jury and witnesses. To support your studies, you'll use our state-of-the-art facilities including our Forensic Training Facility with seven domestic and commercial crime scenes, two crime scene cars, magistrates/crown courts and forensic laboratories. Laboratory work is central to the role of the forensic scientist - our forensic laboratories include an osteology lab for skeletal study, entomology lab for insect investigation, and forensic imaging facilities. We hold a Class-A drugs licence and firearms collection to provide a realistic forensics training environment for you. You'll have the opportunity to observe a postmortem and apply for a year-long placement to help develop the skills employers look for. You'll be taught by active researchers who have many years of commercial forensic experience. Guest speakers, such as criminal justice professionals, judges and lawyers, will also share their remarkable experiences with you. Our course gives you a solid foundation for success in a challenging and pioneering profession - you could follow in the footsteps of our many successful graduates and work within the criminal justice system, the police force, the prison service or forensic services. You could also pursue careers in broader areas such as insurance companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies or private laboratories.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • 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