**Balance forensic science skills with insights into the criminal mind and criminal behaviour on this fascinating course.** **WHY STUDY FORENSIC SCIENCE AT DERBY?** - Study on a course fully accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, reflecting its link to industry standards, student-centred approach, excellent facilities and focus on employability upon graduation. - Forensic Science at Derby is ranked in the Top 10 for student experience, according to the Times and Sunday Times League Table, 2018. - On this course, you will broaden your career scope on a highly practical forensics course where you can add psychological perspectives to the skills of the forensic scientist. You'll learn about key psychological theories and principles, crime scene investigations, fingerprint analysis, human tissue analysis, as well as aspects of criminal psychology. - You'll be guided through the process of crime scene analysis and recovery, to presentation of evidence in the courtroom by our expert teaching team of psychologists and forensic scientists. 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 have also have specialist crime scene cars, magistrates/crown courts, a psychological laboratory and an observation suite. - We hold a Class-A drugs licence and firearms licence to provide a realistic forensics training environment for you. **WHAT YOU'LL COVER** - Your first year will provide an introduction to your key areas of study, including forensic science and research methods in psychology. Optional modules in your second year will allow you to explore psychopathology or forensic imaging, while options in stage three include medical forensics and a vocational module. You’ll also have the opportunity to observe a post-mortem, apply for a year-long placement, and showcase findings from your studies at national conferences; an experience that will help you stand out in a highly competitive job market. **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, and presentations. **YOUR CAREER** - This course gives you a compelling combination of skills which will look great on your CV - you could go on to work within the forensic science sector, the criminal justice system, local constabularies, insurance companies, law firms or private laboratories. **STUDY OPTIONS** - This course is also available with a Foundation Year option.