Planit


Forensic Science

University of the West of Scotland

Venues

Paisley Campus

Content

The UWS Forensic Science degree course will prepare you for a career in a vital role in the UK and international criminal justice system through recent advances in analytical sciences and genetics.

This degree will help to prepare you for a career as a Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO), a civilian forensic support role which assists the police/law enforcement to investigate serious crimes and obtain vital fingerprint or DNA evidence which is used to secure conviction at trial.

Our well-equipped laboratories enable hands-on experience in applied techniques including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and gel electrophoresis. The crime scene laboratory enables you to investigate simulated crime scene scenarios in a realistic manner. Other teaching methods include site visits, workshops, role-play and presentations.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBC including Chemistry plus English and Maths at National 5.

Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at CCD including Biology and Chemistry.

Progression Routes

The UWS Forensic Science degree course will prepare you for a career in a vital role in the UK and international criminal justice system through recent advances in analytical sciences and genetics.

This degree will help to prepare you for a career as a Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO), a civilian forensic support role which assists the police / law enforcement to investigate serious crimes and obtain vital fingerprint or DNA evidence which is used to secure conviction at trial.

Our well-equipped laboratories enable hands-on experience in applied techniques including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and gel electrophoresis. Our crime scene laboratory enables you to investigate simulated crime scene scenarios in a realistic manner. Other teaching methods include site visits, workshops, role-play and presentations.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons (Sandwich)

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

F410

Course Length

4 - 5 years

Faculty

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science

Department

Physical and Chemical Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.uws.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General