If you’re fascinated by forensic science but don’t meet the full entry requirements for our three-year course, our extended four-year option is for you. It's accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and, when you graduate, you’ll have the skills to follow a career in forensic science.
Criminal prosecutions depend on evidence. That evidence has to be safely and intelligently collected, stored, analysed and reported by forensic scientists. Our course will prepare you for an active role securing justice for victims of crime, and a safer society for us all.
In your foundation year, you’ll cover key areas of chemistry, biology and maths. After that, you’ll learn how to collect and analyse a range of evidence at crime scenes and in the forensic laboratory; and how to conduct thorough, independent investigations and research, and report fully and clearly on your findings.
By the time you graduate, you’ll have an understanding of the UK legal system and your role in it. You’ll be able to assess the value of your observations and conclusions as evidence in a court of law, and understand how this affects your analysis.
Many members of our teaching staff are practising forensic professionals. Under their guidance, you’ll perfect your skills in our simulated crime scene. You’ll be able to choose from a range of module topics, giving you the chance to develop specialist knowledge in particular areas.
If you choose to join us at the FORensic RESearch and Teaching (FORREST) conference,* which we attend regularly, you’ll also have the opportunity to network and learn from forensic practitioners, lawyers and law enforcement from across the UK (*this will be at an additional cost).w enforcement from across the UK (*this will be at an additional cost).
Our course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences so when you graduate, employers will recognise you as a qualified forensic scientist.
The Forensic Science course is very diverse and there are so many different aspects of the forensic industry to study and practice
Our course focuses on developing your practical skills, which will make you attractive to potential employers. We’ll encourage you to find work placements with local law enforcement organisations during the summer breaks, to add to your practical experience.
While our course prepares you for a career in forensic science, you’ll also develop the skills to follow other careers in areas like teaching, research, insurance and the law.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including MSc Forensic Science.
We’ll use a range of assessment methods to measure your progress. Our course has a hands-on approach, so a lot of your assessment will be through practical work. You’ll also do exams, essays, portfolios, role plays and presentations.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
Lab coat - £15
Scientific calculator - £15
Nikon memory card - £8
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You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
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Important additional notes
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Full-time undergraduate (4 years)
January 2018, September 2017
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