Forensic Sciences

Go beyond the police tape and learn in cutting-edge facilities with this fascinating and highly practical Forensic Sciences degree.

Course detail

Start Date

September

Duration

4 years (full-time)

Award Title

BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code

F410

Why study Abertay's BSc (Hons) in Forensic Sciences?

Go beyond the police tape with this fascinating and highly-practical Forensic Sciences degree. Learn the techniques that underpin the recognition, identification, recovery, analysis and evaluation of information which can be used as evidence in a court of law.

Are you literate, numerate and analytical? Do you like to solve problems for fun? Are you naturally inquisitive with a passion for chemistry and biology? Put these traits to work during a Forensic Sciences degree that equips you with the knowledge required to help support the legal process.

It’s a hands-on degree, which allows you to analyse a variety of scenes in our purpose-built facilities, and learn the following physical and chemical analysis techniques in our state-of-the-art laboratories:

  • Crime scene investigation
  • Body fluid analysis
  • DNA profiling
  • Forensic chromatography and spectroscopy
  • Fingerprinting
  • Substances of abuse

This highly vocational programme is broken down into three main study areas – forensic science, chemistry and biology – and dovetails modules from the Division of Law to prepare you for a variety of workplace situations.

Missed the 15 January UCAS deadline or changed your mind about where you want to apply? Don't panic, we are still taking applications through UCAS for September 2019 study.

Start a Degree in September 2019

Entry Requirements

Please note: All applicants must have a pass Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4.  National 5 Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.

Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Higher BBBB To include Chemistry at Higher and National 5 Biology at C
A-Level CCC To include Chemistry at A Level and GCSE Biology or Combined Science or Applied Science at C/4 or better
Irish Highers H3H3H3H3 To include Chemistry at Higher Level and Biology or Ordinary Level at C or better
International Baccalaureate 28 Points Chemistry and Biology at Middle Year at 4 or equivalent
BTEC Extended Diploma MMM Applied Science (all pathways)
AHEAD Successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme
SWAP Access BBB Access to: Life Sciences, Health & Life Sciences, Science, Biological Sciences, Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Advanced Higher BBB To include Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology
A-Level BBB To include Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology
BTEC Extended Diploma DDD Applied Science
HNC/HND - Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC/HND courses

Non-country specific qualifications

 

International Baccalaureate

28 points including S5 or H4 in one of the required subjects:

Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.