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Forensic Science

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

12 months
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14500 GBP/year
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About

The Forensic Science programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is designed for both graduate students and forensic practitioners. You’ll develop theoretical knowledge and practical application of the key aspects of the subject.

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Overview

You’ll study the recovery and processing of a variety of evidence types found at crime scenes in detail, as well as the evaluation and presentation of that evidence in a legal context.

After completing six taught modules you’ll undertake a three module research project to develop your research skills. A diverse range of projects are available, both within the University and through external placements. 

Why study with us

Access extensive modern facilities including crime scene houses, forensic, chemistry and biology laboratories.

The Forensic Science programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is taught by internationally-acclaimed academics and former senior practitioners.

Join a ground-breaking partnership with the University and Lancashire Constabulary – the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Future careers

By the time you graduate from our Forensic Science programme, you will be well placed to start an exciting career in areas of forensic science, biological sciences or chemical analysis. 

Our course provides an excellent starting point for a career in the competitive sector of forensic science. Today, you’ll find our former students working in all sorts of forensic science settings – as crime scene investigators, police officers, scientific support personnel and intelligence analysts, at home and overseas. You’ll also learn the transferrable scientific skills that can open doors to government, education, the NHS, biotechnology firms, nuclear industries, pharmaceutical companies and other scientific companies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • The Expert Witness in the Legal Process
  • MSc Research Project
  • Crime Scene Science
  • Fires & Combustion
  • Practical Fire Investigation
  • Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance
  • Forensic Genetics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree or equivalent in a related field
  • Formal qualifications may not be required if you can demonstrate appropriate professional experience
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience in the sports industry
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time:  £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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