What will I learn?

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and closely aligned to professional standards, the degree is ideal for those who want to study a blend of science, law and investigation. It is unique in its coverage of the criminal and commercial applications of forensic science, opening up a wider range of employment opportunities.**Course Overview**You will study a unique approach to Forensic Science, encompassing not only the criminal aspects of the profession, but also the wider remit of science and justice in both the public and private sectors.Designed by industry professionals, you will develop the skills and knowledge highly-valued amongst employers, including the ability to confidently investigate crimes, conduct independent laboratory analysis, process and analyse evidence and prepare statements for court proceedings. You won't just learn the theory, you'll be doing it in a hands-on session, including investigating complex crime scenes at our mock crime house, through working alongside serving professionals at our award-winning major incident event and applying practical laboratory skills to solving both criminal and commercial investigations in our state-of-the-art laboratories.**On this course you will...**- Study on a forensic science degree ranked in the top 10 nationally for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021).- Be supported to engage in real-world research and may end up presenting at national conferences on topics.- Benefit from our approach to inter-professional and problem-based learning which is recognised for teaching excellence (Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2017 Finalist).- Discover how we take an interest in everyone as an individual and students consistently tell us how much they appreciate their individual time with dedicated tutors.- Study a blend of science, law and investigation, which is unique in its coverage of the criminal and commercial applications of forensic science.**What you will learn**On this course designed by industry professionals, you will develop the skills and knowledge highly valued amongst employers, including the ability to confidently investigate crimes, conduct independent laboratory analysis, process and analyse evidence and prepare statements for court proceedings. You won’t just learn the theory, you’ll be doing it in hands-on sessions – including investigating complex crime scenes at our mock crime house, through working alongside serving professionals at our award-winning major incident exercise and applying practical laboratory skills to solving both criminal and commercial investigations in our state-of--art laboratories.**Year one**- Essential University Skills 1- Essential Biology- Scientific Investigation- Essential University Skills 2- Essential Chemistry- Environmental Sciences**Year two**- Crime Scene Investigation- Chemistry for Forensic Scientists- Biology For Forensic Scientists- Forensic Evidence- Anatomy and Physiology- Laboratory Skills for Forensic Scientists**Year three**- Forensic Chemistry- Forensic Genetics- Science and Justice- Forensic Taphonomy- Commercial Applications of Forensic Science- Exploring Research**Year four**- Dissertation- Miscarriages of Justice- Death Investigation- Criminal and Commercial Investigation- Toxicology- Advanced Genetics

Which department am I in?

Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£8,760.00 (US$ 11,873) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Fusehill Street,

Carlisle,

Cumbria,

CA1 2HH, England

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

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