What will I learn?

Forensic science – familiar to most of us thanks to its appearances in popular TV police dramas – is the application of science to law. It’s carried out through the collection, preservation and analysis of evidence.If you have an enquiring mind, are good at solving scientific problems and want to work with cutting-edge equipment and facilities, then you could be the right person to work at a crime scene or analyse the evidence recovered from that scene.On this course, you’ll study forensic chemistry, biology, imaging and photography, the essentials of forensic investigations, and professional and quantitative scientific skills.Then you’ll take modules on bodies, tissues and fluids, materials ID, drugs of abuse, analytical forensic chemistry, forensic IT and issues in criminal justice.The third year will cover forensic case studies and the presentation of evidence, then fire, arson and explosions, authenticity and fraud, DNA profiling, forensic chemical pathology, and project and professional skills.Key features• Professionally accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and developed in collaboration with Leicestershire Police, ensuring your learning remains relevant to current practice and standards.• Our graduates have gone on to work for world-leading employers including LGC Forensics, Cellmark Forensics, Eurofins Forensics, GlaxoSmithKline, Reckitt Benckiser and 3M.• Develop your practical and professional skills in our crime scene house, crime studio, crown court and forensic science laboratory facilities.• Our teaching is delivered by expert academics and practitioners, including Leisa Nichols-Drew, who represented the UK, DMU and Forensic Science on an international project aimed at improving detection and reducing occurrences of knife crime.• Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme*, which has enabled students on previous trips to unearth information on human rights abuses and genocide in Guatemala, attending the New York Supreme Court to learn about judicial processes, and support refugees in Berlin.• You will study a range of modules including forensic chemistry, biology, imaging and photography, the essentials of forensic investigations, and professional and quantitative scientific skills.• The third year will cover forensic case studies and the presentation of evidence, then fire, arson and explosions, authenticity and fraud, DNA profiling, forensic chemical pathology, and project and professional skills.**DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.**

Which department am I in?

Health and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,750.00 (US$ 19,827) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

25 September 2022

Venue

Leicester Campus

The Gateway,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 9BH, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,750.00 (US$ 19,827) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

25 September 2022

Venue

Leicester Campus

The Gateway,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 9BH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following: ACT composite score of 23 or above; SAT1 (Post 2016) Minimum of 550 (R+W) plus 550 (Maths) = 1100/1600, plus. Advanced Placement, 2 subjects from group A with grade 3 or above or SAT2 - 2 subject tests with a minimum score of 500 in each =1000. IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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