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Forensic Science & Crime Scene Investigation

1 year
September 2024

Delve into Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation in our state-of-the-art facilities. Learn how to examine a crime scene for forensic evidence and how that evidence is analysed and interpreted.

Why study with us

  • Access extensive modern facilities including crime scene houses, forensic anthropology and forensic taphonomy laboratories.
  • Our course is taught by internationally-acclaimed academics and former senior practitioners.

What you'll do

  • Some of our topics include Crime Scene Investigation, fire investigation, human identification and counterterrorism
  • Placements are possible with forensic providers, both in the UK and overseas.
  • By the time you graduate from our Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation programme, you will be well placed to start an exciting career in forensic sciences or crime scene investigation.
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Bethan Todd - BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation

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A factor was the wealth of experience and industry experience of UCLan lecturers, with all of them having worked for many years as forensic scientists and some of them still actively combining practice with teaching. This quality resonated well with my career plans, and I knew that being taught by them would also be an opportunity for mentoring.
John Ogunjimi, MSc Forensic Science graduate
John Ogunjimi
MSc Forensic Science graduate


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Academic expertise

Dr William Goodwin
Reader in Forensic Genetics
Dr Tapas Sen
Reader in Nanomaterials Chemistry
Dr Judith Smith
Senior lecturer

Looking to start your postgraduate journey?

Our range of subjects and study modes can support your goals. Take your next step with a postgraduate degree.

How to apply

Future careers in forensic science

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

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Full-time£9,450 per year
Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Law and Policing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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