Why study Abertay’s BSc (Hons) in Forensic Sciences?
Go beyond the police tape with this fascinating and highly-practical Forensic Sciences degree. Learn the techniques that underpin the recognition, identification, recovery, analysis and evaluation of information which can be used as evidence in a court of law.
Are you literate, numerate and analytical? Do you like to solve problems for fun? Are you naturally inquisitive with a passion for chemistry and biology? Put these traits to work during a Forensic Sciences degree that equips you with the knowledge required to help support the legal process.
It’s a hands-on degree, which allows you to analyse a variety of scenes in our purpose-built facilities, and learn the following physical and chemical analysis techniques in our state-of-the-art laboratories:
- Crime scene investigation
- Body fluid analysis
- DNA profiling
- Forensic chromatography and spectroscopy
- Substances of abuse
This highly vocational programme is broken down into three main study areas – forensic science, chemistry and biology – and dovetails modules from the Division of Law to prepare you for a variety of workplace situations.
This course scored an amazing 90% for Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS). Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don’t take our word for it:
- Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality.
- Guardian University Guide 2020 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback.
- National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.
Applied Sciences & Professions, Forensic Science
4 years | Full time
Only one is required
Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE – overall score of 169 on Cambridge Grading Scale
International Baccalaureate – English B at S5 or H4, English A no specific grade required