Go beyond the police tape with this fascinating and highly-practical Forensic Sciences degree. Learn the techniques that underpin the recognition, identification, recovery, analysis and evaluation of information which can be used as evidence in a court of law.
Are you literate, numerate and analytical? Do you like to solve problems for fun? Are you naturally inquisitive with a passion for chemistry and biology? Put these traits to work during a Forensic Sciences degree that equips you with the knowledge required to help support the legal process.
It’s a hands-on degree, which allows you to analyse a variety of scenes in our purpose-built facilities, and learn the following physical and chemical analysis techniques in the state-of-the-art laboratories:
Crime scene investigation; Body fluid analysis; DNA profiling; Forensic chromatography and spectroscopy; Fingerprinting; Substances of abuse.
2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including 1 from Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry or Physics plus English, Maths and Chemistry (at B, if not held at Higher) at National 5.
Widening access entry: 3 Highers at BBC including 1 from Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry or Physics at B plus English, Maths and Chemistry (at B, if not held at Higher) at National 5.
For entry to second year, you must have 3 Advanced Highers at BBB including Biology and Chemistry.
School of Applied Sciences