B.Sc. Forensic Science (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

The School Physical Sciences from the University of Kent offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research programmes with some programmes offering opportunities to study abroad and in industry.

Important information

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Where and when

Starts Location
01 September 2016
CT2 7PE, Kent, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Skills and Training

Course programme

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Skills for Forensic Scientists
  • Introduction to Ballistics
  • Chemical Skills For Forensic Scientists
  • Molecules Matter & Energy
  • Fundamental Chemistry for Physical Scientists and Bioscientists
  • Introduction to Biochemistry and Drug Chemistry

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Chemical Identification Techniques
  • Criminal Law for Forensic Scientists
  • Forensic Physical Methods
  • Forensic Archaeology
  • Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
  • Digital Forensics
  • Numerical, Statistical and Analytical Skills
  • Firearms & Ballistics

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • Fires and Explosions
  • Forensic Expert Witness Skills
  • Forensic Science Project
  • DNA Analysis & Interpretation
  • Advanced Topics in Forensic Science
  • Law of Evidence for Forensic Scientists
  • Analytical Chemistry