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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Subjects
  • Forensic & archaeological sciences
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC to include A level Chemistry at grade B and Pass in the Science Practical

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Advanced Higher Chemistry at grade B also required

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
112

HL Chemistry at grade 6

UCAS tariff points
112

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

71%

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

£9,250

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

The Forensic Science (FS) course provides a chemistry-based pathway. The course is distinguished from the Chemistry with Pharmaceutical and Forensic Science and Forensic and Medical Science courses in providing greater opportunity for development of investigative skills and interpretation of forensic evidence, and pursuit of modules in law.

Modules

Core: chemical bonding, structure and reactivity; experimental applications: characterisation; forensic examination and analysis of physical evidence; functional groups and transformations (matter and energy); interpretation and presentation of forensic evidence; laboratory practice and professional skills 1; laboratory practice and professional skills 3; principles of forensic and crime scene investigation; research project. Option: advanced analytical spectroscopy; analysis of controlled substances; biological organic chemistry; biometrics and human identification; electron microscopy; elemental analysis; English legal systems; forensic anthropology; introduction to forensic taphonomy; mass spectrometry; states of matter; supramolecular chemistry and modern materials; synthesis and design; toxicology.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

17%
83%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
55%
42%
3%

Year 1

48%
47%
5%

Year 2

Year 3

25%
72%
3%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
60% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
303 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
47% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

9%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The statistics here primarily reflect the prospects for forensic science graduates, as the largest group of students to study a forensic and archaeological science. 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. Last year's graduates went into analysis work in labs, technician roles and general research, and for those looking a little wider, IT and management also employed forensics graduates. This is also a good subject for those wanting to work for the police, and if you do, it’s sometimes possible to get sponsorship, so that can be an option to fund your studies and get some relevant – and challenging - experience.
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