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University of Greenwich

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

UCAS Code: F410
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Forensic & archaeological sciences
Student score
93% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

UCAS points from A-levels, including biology, chemistry, physics or maths at grade C or above. No more than 24 points should come from AS-levels with preference for science. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics. You will be required to attend an interview. We will also accept: Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later. General science is not accepted for this degree.

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

This degree enables you to receive high-quality, broad-based scientific training that will not restrict you when choosing your career. Both the theoretical and practical teaching given broadens the vital transferable skills that are needed for a successful career, not only in the Forensic Science industry, but also the pharmaceutical, chemistry and biological industry sectors. The aims of the programme are: To develop your knowledge base and practical skills so you can become a competent and effective forensic scientist To provide you with the confidence and ability to apply fundamental scientific principles to a variety of practical forensic science situations, specifically within a legal framework To give you the skills to identify and solve problems. You will be able to use quantitative techniques to analyse and interpret data in order to evaluate and present evidence.


University of Greenwich

Students on Greenwich campus

The University of Greenwich offers students a chance to study at a choice of incredible locations on London’s doorstep. With a campus on a recognised World Heritage Site and our modern facilities in the new award–winning £76 million Stockwell Street development in the heart of Greenwich, open playing fields setting in Avery Hill in Eltham and the easily commutable Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime – the University of Greenwich has many advantages. And that’s without mentioning all the teaching, programmes, diversity, buzz and employment opportunities on offer.

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 91%
Student score 93% HIGH
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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
336 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £17.5k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are protective service occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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