United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Paisley Campus, Paisley, PA1 2BE, United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

Forensic Science BSc Hons (Sandwich)

Forensic science is the application of science in support of the legal process. This degree will equip you with essential knowledge and skills in biological and chemical sciences necessary for a career in this field. You will gain hands-on experience in our well-equipped laboratories and investigate typical crime scene scenarios in a realistic manner. The optional sandwich degree award offers the benefit of a paid industry placement. Study abroad opportunities are available The police and customs and excise are obvious employers; however, work in environmental protection, accident investigation, drug research, the chemical industry and biomedical sciences is possible. Graduates also continue studies in forensic science on taught MSc programmes and in postgraduate research. BSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC) – conditions apply, see our website for full details. Career prospects The police and customs and excise are the obvious employers. However, work in environmental protection, accident investigation, drug research, the chemical industry and biomedical sciences is possible. Graduates also continue studies in forensic science on taught MSc programmes and in postgraduate research. Placement/Work-based learning For students interested in gaining practical experience, the optional sandwich degree award offers the benefit of a paid industry placement. Study abroad You may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations. Professional recognition BSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC). Successful application is dependent on undergraduate module and project selection. Useful Information 94% of students in work/further study six months after graduating (HESA performance indicator 2014/15)

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Paisley Campus,Paisley
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £7,250
  • Wales Year 1 £7,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £7,250
  • International Year 1 £10,500