Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

**Course Overview**

Explore the science of investigation, learning the skills to collect, analyse and interpret evidence. It’s a highly specialised course, designed to put you on a high-impact career path.

**Why study with us**


- You’ll learn the theory and practice of forensic investigation, crime scene processing and laboratory-based analysis.


- Learn from experts in their fields, whether seasoned CSIs, former police professionals or leading academics. This combination of teaching staff allows us to build on the many years experience o...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

22/09/2025

Campus

Main Site

Course Address
Admissions Office
Corporation Street
Preston
PR1 2HE

Application Details

Course Code

F410

Institution Code

C30

Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2, Year 3

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

104

112

Including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science. Our typical offer is 104 to 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

Scottish Higher

104 to 112 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

Access to HE Diploma

104 to 112 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits in Biology or Chemistry

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Pass IB Diploma including 104 to 112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects including HL Biology or Chemistry

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

BTEC Applied Science from 2016 - Must include 6 of the following BTEC modules at Merit - Principles and Applications of Science I, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques, Science Investigation Skills, Laboratory Techniques and their Application, Principles and Applications of Science II, Investigative Project, Physiology of Human Body Systems, Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Diseases and Infection, Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Applications of Organic Chemistry, Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques, Industrial Chemical Reactions, Practical Chemical Analysis, Biomedical Science, Materials Science, Forensic Evidence, Collection and Analysis, Forensic Fire Investigation BTEC Applied Science pre 2016 - Must include 6 of the following modules at Merit - Fundamentals of Science, Scientific Investigations, Scientific Practical Techniques, Mathematical Calculation for Science, Using Statistics in Science, Physiology of Human Body Systems, Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biochemistry and Biomechanical Techniques, Microbiological Techniques, Chemistry for Biology Technicians, Genetics and Genetic En

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

104 to 112 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D

D*D*

BTEC Applied Science from 2016 - Must include 6 of the following BTEC modules at Merit - Principles and Applications of Science I, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques, Science Investigation Skills, Laboratory Techniques and their Application, Principles and Applications of Science II, Investigative Project, Physiology of Human Body Systems, Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Diseases and Infection, Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Applications of Organic Chemistry, Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques, Industrial Chemical Reactions, Practical Chemical Analysis, Biomedical Science, Materials Science, Forensic Evidence, Collection and Analysis, Forensic Fire Investigation BTEC Applied Science pre 2016 - Must include 6 of the following modules at Merit - Fundamentals of Science, Scientific Investigations, Scientific Practical Techniques, Mathematical Calculation for Science, Using Statistics in Science, Physiology of Human Body Systems, Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biochemistry and Biomechanical Techniques, Microbiological Techniques, Chemistry for Biology Technicians, Genetics and Genetic En

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

D*D*

including acceptable Chemistry and Biology units

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

including acceptable Chemistry and Biology units

Scottish Advanced Higher

104 to 112 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

A level

104 to 112 UCAS points at A2 including Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science

T Level

M

including Biology or Chemistry or Applied Science

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