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Forensic Science with Criminology

Gain opportunity to work alongside experts from the Criminal Justice System and emergency services, choosing Greenwich gives you a head-start for careers in forensic sciences.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(BSc (Hons)) Forensic Science with Criminology

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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 with Criminology degree allows you to explore an exciting discipline in our new crime scene facility. This includes a purpose-built vehicle examination garage, modern lab spaces, specialised decomposition facilities and a mock mortuary. Through this course we will guide you with practical crime scenes and mass disaster scenarios and let you try out your Disaster Victim Identification skills.

In this course you will be taught by industry experts with years of hands-on practical experience, including our Department of Law and Criminology at Greenwich Campus. You will have the chance to work alongside experts from Kent Fire Brigade, the Metropolitan and Kent Police Services as well as Counter Terrorism, UKDVI and the Natural History Museum. The University of Greenwich ranked first in London for student satisfaction, and this degree is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and you’ll receive free membership throughout your studies.

This course has been designed for those who are excited by forensic investigation, such as blood patterns, fingerprints or toxicology, or want to understand the cause of terrorism and cybercrime, This BSc Forensic Science with Criminology offers a perfect platform for your future career. You’ll emerge with the scientific training and transferable skills 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 for forensic science in The Guardian University Guide 2022

The University of Greenwich offers vehicle crime scenes, flexible interior crime scenes, and extensive grounds and woodland for exterior searching/mock-crime scenarios

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.