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The award
FdSc

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Forensic Science at The School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University

This course is ideal for those with an enquiring mind, a deep interest in science and a curiosity about how and why things happen. You will develop the ability to judge the importance of physical evidence based on incident scene observation and the results of laboratory tests.

Studying a Forensic Science degree will enable you to:

  • understand crime scene science
  • use case studies to highlight the range of approaches required in forensic investigations as well as analytical instruments, microscopy and the English legal system
  • find out how the acquisition of crime scene evidence is studied as well as genetic identification.

What you'll study

As well as considering the underpinning scientific knowledge, you'll develop legal, biological and chemical analysis skills applicable to the subject.

Upon completion you can enrol on the second year of NTU's BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science and gain an honours degree within an extra two years.

A fast-track option also exists. Students who perform well in Year One will normally be offered the opportunity to transfer directly into the second year of the BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science.

Who will teach me?

The forensics team is comprised of academic and support staff that are subject experts in forensic science, legal issues and crime scene investigation. Many of our staff have had relevant industrial and other external forensics experience and training.

Visit our academic team pages to find out more about our approach to teaching, our partners and research interests.

Industry links

Our forensics team work with a wide range of organisations including:

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the ULP.

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Careers and employability

Your career development

Most FdSc Forensic Science students continue studying to BSc level. Alternatively, you'll be well suited to work in a laboratory environment for a forensic service provider or in education.

Employers in the fields of chemistry, biology and physics as well as forensic science highly value graduates with a strong background in:

  • scientific investigation
  • the reconstruction of events
  • the presentation of findings.

These skills are invaluable for careers in:

  • forensic science
  • law enforcement (for example, the police, Customs and Excise, immigration and fraud investigation)
  • academic research.

Our recent forensic science graduates have gone onto the following careers:

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

UK Fees

In 2017/18, the tuition fee for full-time UK home undergraduate and foundation degree students joining NTU in 2017/18 will be £9,250.

If you have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad, the fee for that year will be £1,380.

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The cost of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your course will be £9,250.

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there's no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2494.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

International Fees

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study.   We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.

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