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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
67% LOW
% employed or in further study
86% LOW
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Must include a Science subject

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In a relevant Science subject

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88-96 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

Forensic science applies scientific techniques to crime investigation, leading to the presentation of scientific evidence in courts of law. Covering the biological, chemical and physical sciences alongside law, you’ll look at investigating crime scenes, analysing evidence scientifically, and interpreting experimental results as main themes.


Year 1 • Introduction to forensic science • Introduction to the UK criminal justice system • Core chemistry for forensic scientists • Core biology for forensic scientists • Measurement science • Materials science Year 2 • Explosion, fire and firearms • Analytical techniques • Law for forensic science • Marks and traces • Forensic biology • Research methods Year 3 • Criminal law • Incident investigation • Biological evidence • Case assessment and interpretation • Advanced topics in forensic science • Research project

London South Bank University

London South Bank University offers professionally focused degrees in the heart of London. Situated 15 minutes from the Thames, it is ideally located for exploring the city. The majority of courses are accredited by professional bodies, and feature opportunities for work experience, which allows students to take advantage of the university’s links with industry.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 71%
Student score 67% 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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
282 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
48% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 86% LOW
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


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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