London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This fascinating course develops your analytical skills through solving problems encountered in forensic science. It will prepare you to carry out a range of biological, chemical and criminalistic procedures in a safe, competent and reliable way and you'll study and appreciate the proper application of forensic science and bio'analysis in the modern world such as poison and drug analysis, entomology, fingerprints and DNA profiling. There are also opportunities for work experience as well as intensive hands'on laboratory analysis in our '30 million Science Centre. With the growing demand for analytical expertise, our graduates go on to work in a wide range of employment such as medical and forensic laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the police service. Added value: Guest lectures given by specialist practitioners from a variety of forensic science disciplines providing an opportunity to network.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: anatomy and physiology; DNA techniques; basic chemistry and biochemistry; an introduction to the key principles of forensic science. Year 2 topics include: criminalistics; bioanalytical techniques; DNA technology; microbiology; metabolism; immunology. Year 3 topics include: forensic inferences from biological remains; biochemical toxicology; research project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons) £7,920  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 88
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific