BSc Forensic Science (Hons)

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BSc Forensic Science (Hons)

Forensic science is the application of scientific techniques, to help answer questions raised in the court of law and in relation to either civil or criminal cases. A forensic scientist will examine items of potential evidential value and then ultimately present their findings in court. They will use a wide range of analytical techniques to help them interpret the samples and discover the truth.

At the University of Greenwich, students are taught a varied range of core scientific modules by staff from the School of Science, these include Human Molecular Biology, Forensic Geosciences, and Skills in Crime Scene Examination, Evidence Recovery and Law. Regular laboratory sessions, practical simulations (in the crime scene room) and external seminars supported by experienced forensic practitioners who provide an insight into the world of present-day forensic science are a key feature of the degree. One of our unique offerings is that all our students receive membership to the Forensic Science Society paid for by the university.

With a forensic science degree, you will receive high-quality, broad-based scientific training that will not restrict you when choosing your career. Both the theoretical and practical teaching given broadens the vital transferable skills that are needed for a successful career, not only in the forensic science industry but also the pharmaceutical, chemistry and biological industry sectors.

The aims of the degree are:

  • To develop your knowledge base and practical skills so you can become a competent and effective scientist
  • To provide you with the confidence and ability to apply fundamental scientific principles to a variety of practical forensic science situations, specifically within a legal framework
  • To give you the skills to identify and solve problems. You will be able to use quantitative techniques to analyse and interpret data in order to evaluate and present evidence.
Last updated Feb 2019

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