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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Forensic & archaeological sciences
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

A Science subject at level 3 is required to study this programme.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

From sharp force trauma to spectra, from bones to bugs... Wrexham Glyndŵr University will prepare you for an exciting career in science. Forensic science at Wrexham Glyndwr has been ranked 6th in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2017). 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 analysis of materials, interpret complex results, and present their evidence as expert witnesses. With a strong practical focus, this course will train students in a wide variety of fields, including crime scene investigation, biology and chemistry. You will use our dedicated laboratories, crime scene house, and taphonomic facility (body farm) to test and hone your scientific skills. This programme is among the ones with the longest history in the School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering. We also have long-term collaboration with regional stakeholders, including North Wales Polices and several analytical companies to provide students with opportunities to perform frontier research and publish papers.


The course covers the three key elements of forensic science, namely: the search and recovery of evidence; biological (including DNA), chemical and physical analysis; and the presentation of evidence in court. The course is highly practical which equips students with all the skills needed for career development. YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Introduces a broad range of scientific knowledge and skills covering mathematics, statistics, biology and chemistry etc. Meanwhile, the students are also educated with fundamentals in forensic science, criminal justice and crime scene investigation. Intensive practice in both lab and crime scene house is an important part of this year. MODULES Cell Biology Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory Chemical Analysis Maths and Statistics for Science Forensic Evidence and Criminal Justice Crime Scene Investigation YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Builds on and expands your portfolio of study, introducing skills in advanced instrumental analysis and contemporary knowledge in forensic biology and human identification workshops. Both hands-on experience and research methodology will be emphasised. MODULES Forensic Biology Analytical Methods Anatomy, Pathology and the Forensic Examination of Human Remains Instrumental Analysis Laboratory Instrumental Analysis Forensic Research YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) The final year leads students into specific areas in forensic science, including taphonomy (decomposition), drugs and toxicology, and cross examination in court etc. You will carry out a research project in a field of your choice. MODULES Forensic Taphonomy Drugs and Toxicology Science in Court Forensic Investigation of Mass Fatalities Forensic Research Project The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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Based in Wrexham but with campuses and facilities around north-east Wales, Glyndwr University champions the spirit of enterprise. We aim to be bold and enterprising in everything we do. Our courses are tailored to be relevant to industry, working closely with partners in business including Airbus, Rolls Royce and the BBC to ensure our graduates get the skills they need to gain employment.

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
37% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 88% LOW
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The statistics here primarily reflect the prospects for forensic science graduates - they make up over three quarters of the group. While there are not a lot of jobs available in forensics itself just at the moment, reflected in the overall unemployment rates for forensic science graduates, there are still jobs for graduates from these subjects as they learn useful analysis techniques that some employers can find in short supply. Last year's graduates went into analysis work in labs, technician roles and general research, and for those looking a little wider, business roles and management also employed forensics graduates. Some graduates join the police with this degree and that can be a good source of sponsorship and work experience.
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