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BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

Forensic Science

1st

in Wales for overall satisfaction*


2nd

in UK for satisfaction with teaching*


1st

'body farm' of its kind in Wales


UCAS code: F412

Year of entry: 2021

UCAS Tariff: 112

Duration: 3YRS (FT) 6YRS (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

Why choose this course?

From sharp force trauma to spectra, from bones to bugs... Wrexham Glyndŵr University will prepare you for an exciting career in science.

This degree has been designed to provide a detailed knowledge of numerous scientific disciplines and how they can be applied to investigate a wide range of crimes. The programme has been tailored to train students to become competent and skilled scientists, able to conduct the analysis of materials, interpret complex results, and present their evidence as expert witnesses.

*Our forensic and archaeological sciences subject area is top in Wales for overall satisfaction and 2nd in the UK for satisfaction with teaching (WGU analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).

Students will:

  • be trained in a wide variety of fields, including crime scene investigation, biology and chemistry
  • use our dedicated laboratories, crime scene house, and taphonomic facility (body farm) to test and hone your scientific skills
  • benefit from our long-term collaborations with partners including North Wales Police, companies specialising in areas such as search dog training and the analysis of human remains, as well as analytical companies that provide students with opportunities to perform frontier research and publish papers
  • take part in our annual real-time training exercise:

 

You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year BSc (Hons) Forensic Science (four years including foundation year) UCAS Code: 7F28

 

 

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