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BSc (Hons)Forensic Science with Criminology

University of South Wales
United Kingdom, Cardiff / Pontypridd
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Would you like to gain an insight into criminal profiling and crime scene investigation, while exploring how and why crimes are committed

Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, USW’s Forensic Science with Criminology course allows you to explore your interests in the scientific and forensic investigation of crime, while exploring the nature, consequences and prevention of criminal behaviour.

You’ll gain the practical skills and knowledge to examine crime scene evidence and study relationships between professionals in the criminal justice sector, including how forensic scientists work alongside police forensic teams and the wider criminal justice sector to achieve successful prosecutions.

You’ll be introduced to many traditional fields of crime scene analysis, including the scientific investigations of fires and homicides, plus a range of approaches from the field of chemistry.

Career opportunities

Our Forensic Science with Criminology degree provides broad-based scientific training which does not restrict graduates when they choose their career. You will gain an excellent portfolio of practical skills that are in demand by employers, including research and report writing skills, the ability to analyse a range of evidence types and present evidence in court. You will also be trained using the same instruments and techniques as practising forensic scientists, which will give you an advantage when applying for graduate positions.

The skills and knowledge of our forensic science and criminology graduates are highly desirable. Career opportunities for our forensic science graduates have been very good, gaining posts all over the world in forensic laboratories, crime scene investigation teams, toxicology, police forces, biomedical and environmental laboratories, fingerprint bureaus, insurance investigation and health and safety.

A Forensic Science with Criminology degree is also an excellent foundation for a broad range of criminal justice careers where forensic awareness plays a key role. Popular career routes for Criminology students include the Crown Prosecution Service, police force, prison, probation, protection and victim support services and social work. This degree is relevant for new careers such as intelligence analysis and crime reduction officers. Many of our graduates also progress to postgraduate study and research.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States