12 months
14950 GBP/year
11000 GBP/year
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The Forensic Science course at University of Wolverhampton provides you with the opportunity to study the breadth of Forensic Science whilst allowing you to maximise your potential by selecting more than one specialised topic such as: Forensic Genetics; Fire Scene Investigation; Drug Analysis or Forensic Mark Comparison.


During the Forensic Science course at University of Wolverhampton you will study a number of core and optional theory and practical based modules over two semesters with an extended research project in the third semester. 

Typical modules include:  Professional Skills in Forensic Science,  Forensic Entomology, Forensic Anthropology, Evidence Gathering at Fire Scenes, Investigating Drug Crime: from Scene to Court, Forensic Mark Comparison, Research Methods, Research project.

Potential Career Paths

This course will equip you with the relevant scientific and transferable skills for a range of employment options in the forensic science sector including independent providers of forensic analysis, police scientific work, insurance companies, or in the forensic analysis of foods and water or in other laboratory-based work. 

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Professional Skills in Forensic Science
  • Research Methods
  • Evidence Gathering at Fire Scenes
  • Fingerprint identification, CCTV comparison and NABIS
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Entomology and Taphonomy
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Human Identification from Physical Characteristics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum of a second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Forensic Science or in a related subject with acceptable content of Chemistry or Biology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Home - Part-time - £5500 per year

Living costs for Wolverhampton

550 - 900 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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