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Forensic Science

Forensic Science BSc degree focuses on the processing and analysis of physical evidence from crime scenes.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(BSc (Hons)) Forensic Science

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Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

This degree course emphasises on the application of science – in particular analytical chemistry – and stresses the importance of quality assurance procedures in a forensic setting.

A characteristic of the University of Bradford’s approach is the integration of practical skills training within a good theoretical framework – whether in terms of crime scene investigation, the collection, examination and interpretation of physical evidence, laboratory processing and analysis.

The course provides you with a sound knowledge of how scientific techniques can be used within forensic investigations, and allows you to explore a challenging area of applied science. You will develop into a professional with the scientific skills to work within areas such as crime scene investigation, forensic science and related laboratory areas.

This degree will help you acquire the skills that will be useful in whatever profession you choose to follow. These include project and time management, critical review and analytical thinking, presentational skills, computer and other applied IT skills and the management of data. These will be taught, practised and assessed.

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Important
  • There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student such printing, stationary and PC if needed.

Why Study this Degree

Bradford was the first university in the UK to offer a forensics science degree, and continuously develops the programme to ensure that it is up-to-date with the requirements of the forensics sector.

This course will offer you a wide-ranging career opportunities, including the health service, the forensic science or police scientific support laboratories, the Health and Safety Executive, and the public analysts’ laboratories, as well as opportunities in the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, drink and electronics industries.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Bradford

The University combines academic teaching with industry expertise to create a learning environment and culture that fosters innovation and excellence. This approach helps you to develop skills and gain practical experience that is highly valued by future employers.

Formed in 1832 as the Mechanics Institute, in 1966 the University of Bradford became Britain’s 40th university. Over its 50 years the University has innovated and proven its excellence, more recently, ranked top 3 in the UK for work experience and careers and employment services and won University of the Year for Social Inclusion.

The University of Bradford is made up of four academic faculties with each covering a broad range of specialisms:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences