Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)

Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)

Subject Area: Adult Learning Higher Education Science


Course Information

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Course Code: 149739
  • Entry Requirements

    Please see UOS course information link.

    Course Overview


    In the ever-changing world in which the criminal justice system operates, the need for reliable collection and evaluation of evidence is vital. The integrity of the process from the crime scene to the courtroom can determine the outcome of criminal investigations. The role of forensic scientists and investigators must be supported with established protocols, scientific principles and reliability.

    Studying forensic investigation will guide and teach you the underpinning knowledge, skills and professional practice that will lead to a rewarding and satisfying career. Through the course, you will cover units in four key themes: Investigation, Evidence Recording & Recovery, Legal and Scientific Principles. You will start with key concepts and foundations in a range of disciplines at the start of the course, with a view to equipping you for the more advanced analytical units as the course progresses.

    You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of a range of analytical techniques and instruments with different detection systems. We have a variety of microscopes available, as well as a selection of specialised forensic equipment. In addition to benefiting from the knowledge and skills of our specialist staff, you will have guest lectures from practitioners in a range of forensic science specialism and you will gain an understanding of the industry through enrichment activities, such as attending conferences, and visits to places of work.

    Assessment on the course will include practical assessments, professional development portfolio, independent research, and comprehensive reports, both verbally and in writing.

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    Applications for this course are made through The University of Suffolk.