University of the West of England

601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018
Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, Avon, BS16 1QY, United Kingdom

Forensic Science (with Foundation Year)

MSci Forensic Science (with Foundation Year) has been designed with input from professional forensic scientists to give you a deep understanding of the way science is used to investigate crime. With a strong emphasis on problem-solving and communicating scientific findings, you’ll study everything from crime scene investigation and laboratory analysis, to interpreting, evaluating and presenting evidence. Learn to use forensic instruments in our industry-standard laboratories and apply your scientific knowledge at simulated crime scenes in our specially-adapted Crime Scene House. Present evidence and respond to questions in a mock courtroom. Practise different forensic science roles, including crime scene investigator, laboratory forensic scientist, reporting officer, fire investigator and blood pattern analyst. Study advanced topics in your final year, such as practical fire investigation, blood pattern analysis and wildlife forensics, alongside an extended research project. Guest lectures from inspirational professionals will give you insights into specialist topics – and you can tailor the degree to suit your specific interests. The knowledge and skills you’ll gain will open up lots of career paths. You could work with forensic science providers or the Police, or as a laboratory analyst or science teacher. Many students do further study or research, particularly in analytical chemistry or molecular biology. Your analytical approach to problem-solving will be just as valued in other sectors like financial services or law.

  • Qualification
    Master of Science/MSci
  • Study mode
    Sandwich including foundation year
  • Duration
    6 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-16
  • Location
    Frenchay Campus,Bristol
  • Qualification
    Master of Science/MSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-17
  • Location
    Frenchay Campus,Bristol
  • 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
  • International Year 1 £12,250
  • Qualification
    Master of Science/MSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-16
  • Location
    Frenchay Campus,Bristol
  • Qualification
    Master of Science/MSci
  • Study mode
    Sandwich including foundation year
  • Duration
    6 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-17
  • Location
    Frenchay Campus,Bristol
  • 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
  • International Year 1 £12,250