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Forensic and Medical Sciences

Designed for developing core biomedical, chemical and forensic sciences, helping you become a skilled forensic practitioner.

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Key Facts



(BSc (Hons)) Forensic and Medical Sciences


Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

This course has a great emphasis on biosciences, and then shifts towards disease processes and forensic investigation of physical evidence types.

Alongside the pursuit of core sciences, through this course will study forensic investigation in anthropology and topics relating to archaeology – including the degradation of human remains and physical materials – which will develop your skills in forensic interpretation. The final year develops your professional skills through a forensic research dissertation.

This course will equip and prepare you for a wide range of careers, including those in the professional medical and forensic sectors because of its broad basis and application.

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

Why Study this Degree

This course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies.

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