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BSc Forensic Science and Law

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  • Objectives
    Scientific evidence presented in courts of law is making an increasing impact on legal processes at home and abroad. This means that legal firms need people with both an understanding of the scientific evidence used in legal processes, and knowledge of the legal system
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * 200-260 points including a minimum of 180 points from two full 6-unit awards or one full 12-unit award * You should have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above, or Key Skills Communication and Application of Number at Level 2 * Post-16 qualifications should include Biology or Chemistry at A2 Level * If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience - check out the UCAS tariff conversion table via the UCAS website
  • Academic Title
    BSc Forensic Science and Law
  • Course description
    BSc Forensic Science and Law


    -Year 1 provides a thorough introduction to English law, criminal justice and forensic science. It covers biochemistry, cell biology and genetics. Pharmaceutical chemistry is considered, as well as crime scene investigation, and you have the chance to analyse bioscience research methods and techniques.
    -In your second year, you might look at food biochemistry, forensic biology and undertake a forensic science practical. You could also explore criminal law in depth, investigate theories of crime, and examine the role of police in society.
    -You may choose to undertake a year-long work placement in Year 3, or proceed directly to your final year. Advanced topics in forensic and pharmaceutical science, analytical biochemistry and contemporary issues in criminology will be examined. You might investigate gene manipulation, the law of criminal evidence, and effective laboratory management. You can also undertake a forensic science research project.

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