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Forensic Science

With the university’s purpose-built facilities and links to local emergency and counter-terrorism services, choosing Greenwich for a forensics degree is the best decision you will make for your forensics future.

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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

5 years :

1 year pathway + 4 year degree - with placement

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

The Forensic Science degree is the ideal opportunity to experience real-life forensic science. You’ll have the chance to explore an exciting discipline in our new crime scene facility, with a purpose-built vehicle examination garage and modern lab spaces. Conduct your research in the specialist decomposition and entomology facilities with guidance you through practical crime scenes and mass disaster scenarios or try out your Disaster Victim Identification skills in our mock mortuary.

This course is rated number 1 in London for student satisfaction, you’ll be taught by industry experts with years of hands-on practical experience. You’ll work alongside experts from Kent Fire Brigade, the Metropolitan and Kent Police Services as well as Counter Terrorism, UKDVI and the Natural History Museum to put your learning into practice. This degree is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and you’ll receive free membership throughout your studies.

Whether your passion is for homicide investigation, blood pattern analysis, molecular biology, fingerprints, toxicology, ballistics or beyond, our Forensic Science course gives you a head-start in your future career. Develop scientific training and transferable skills you need to become a professional scientist.

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Important
  • Course texts and other study resources are available from the Drill Hall Library. You may wish to purchase your own copies. You also receive an allowance for printing costs, which you can top up if required.

Why Study this Degree

Ranked #1 in London for Teaching and Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2020) and 9th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2022

This is an accredited course led by forensic professionals with years of industry experience

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 Greenwich

Greenwich campus sits on a World Heritage Site and is home to a modern university that builds excellent professional prospects.

First established in 1890 as Woolwich Polytechnic, the University of Greenwich today is a modern institution with strong links to business and an emphasis on helping students meet the demands of a fast-changing workplace.

Located at the heart of London, with the picturesque buildings of London Stock Exchange only a few kilometres away. Students will be living and studying in one of the great financial centres of the business world and within proximity to some renowned global businesses.

Students will be able to enjoy all the finer things a vibrant multicultural city such as London can offer including a wide variety of social activities.