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Forensic Science

University of the West of Scotland

Venues

Paisley Campus

Content

The BSc (Hons) Forensic Science degree will prepare you for a career in a vital role in the UK and international criminal justice systems through recent advances in analytical sciences and genetics as you will develop expertise in crime scene examination and the scientific examination of recovered materials.

This degree will prepare you for life as a forensic scientist capable of using the latest chemical and biological techniques to analyse materials such as drugs, toxicology samples, trace evidence, DNA and ignitable liquids. This will help you in prepare for a career such as a Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) or a civilian forensic support role which assists the police / law enforcement to investigate serious crimes and obtain vital fingerprint or DNA evidence. You will also have access to work-based learning opportunities with industry partners including GlaxoSmithKline.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements
Standard entry:
4 Highers at ABBB including Chemistry plus English and Maths at National 5.

Entry to year 2 is possible with 3 Advanced Highers at CCC including Biology and Chemistry plus English and Maths at National 5.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including Chemistry plus English and Maths at National 5.

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