• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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.

About

During the Forensic Science course at University of Wolverhampton you will be taught by a number of highly experienced Forensic practitioner specialists, such as those from West Midlands Police, as well as by expert academic staff in modern laboratory spaces, the recently expanded Crime Scene House, our Ballistics Facility and Entomology labs.

Career opportunities

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 
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Evidence Gathering at Fire Scenes 
  • Investigating Drug Crime: from Scene to Court 
  • Forensic Entomology and Taphonomy
  • Human Identification from Physical Characteristics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Interpretation of fire scenes
  • Fingerprint identification, CCTV comparison and NABIS

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part time Home/EU:£5,200

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.

Funding

  • Charitable Funding: Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
  • University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
  • Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund  for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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