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Liverpool John Moores University

Forensic Anthropology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 3D49

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Subject specific requirements: Preferably 1 A2 Level in a relevant science subject •Is General Studies acceptable? Yes •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: CCD •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Further information: Overall Pass required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMM

Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMM if studied on its own or to the total of 88 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

88
88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Forensic science

The BSc (Hons) Forensic Anthropology with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University is the ideal course if you are interested in this subject but lack the necessary qualifications to study it at degree level.

- Accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

- Extensive hands-on fieldwork and laboratory work

- Opportunity to study abroad for a semester or to undertake a year-long work placement

- Access to excellent collections of human skeletal remains

- Taught by experts in forensic anthropology, human osteology, genetics, crime scene analysis, excavation and mass grave investigation

- Specialist facilities including geophysics equipment for exploring burial contexts, plus forensic analysis and scene-of-crime labs and an osteology lab with digital X-ray and 3D laser scanning equipment

- International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

Modules

Level 3
•Skills and Perspectives in Science 1
•Introductory Chemistry and Cell Biology
•Wildlife Studies
•Skills and Perspectives in Science 2
•Anatomy and Physiology
•Understanding the Environment

Level 4
•Forensic Science
•Crime Scene Investigation
•Forensic Field Skills
•Fundamentals of Scientific Research
•Genetics and Evolution
•Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology


Level 5

•Forensic Methods
•Excavation
•Analytical Techniques
•Human Osteology
•Human Anatomy
•Human Identification from Skeletal and Genetic Evidence
•Archaeology
•Trace Evidence Analysis

Level 6
•Research Project
•Work-Based Learning Placement
•Palaeopathology
•Advanced Forensic Anthropology
•Forensic and Anthropological Genetics
•Geoforensics
•Advanced Forensic Methods
•Forensic Bioscience
•Expert Witness


Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Assessment methods

We understand that all students perform differently according to how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods.
These include:
•exams in the form of multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning and essay questions
•coursework, including phase tests, fieldwork/practical reports, data handling, oral presentations, poster presentations, podcasts, online or real-time group discussions, essays or the evaluation of practical skills

As some of the modules are highly practical, they are assessed by coursework only.

For the final year research project you will be expected to write a literature review and short scientific write-up. Work-based learning placements are assessed through a reflective diary, portfolio and student presentation.

Constructive feedback is vital in helping you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work. This is normally provided within three weeks of submission and may be via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,050
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

School of Natural Sciences and Psychology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Forensic science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Forensic and archaeological sciences

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C
353

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Forensic and archaeological sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Secretarial and related occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Physical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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