London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This is the first undergraduate forensic science course in London to have gained professional accreditation from the Forensic Science Society. We also work closely with the City of London Police and various forensic science providers. The Forensic Science Society is an international professional body with members in over 60 countries.

Course Modules

Year 1: core skills for forensic scientists; materials science; introduction to forensic science; core science for forensic scientists. Year 2: analytical techniques; advanced analytical techniques; law for forensic science; marks and traces; forensic biology; research methods. Year 3: incident investigation; biological evidence; case assessment and interpretation; advanced topics in forensic science; research project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 88-96
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M3
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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80% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 25%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 64%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 80%

31% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 40%

Total Coursework: 57%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation