Undergraduate

During their studies at UCLan, students in the field of forensic science will have the opportunity for:

 

 

  • CSI WORK SHADOWING
    Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to shadow crime scene investigators as they conduct their work.
  • FORENSIC SCIENCE WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS
    Based at the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy working alongside experts from within the fingerprints, footwear, drugs and body fluid analysis departments.
  • TEACHING BY OPERATIONALLY ACTIVE EXPERTS
    Operationally active scientific support professionals will teach in all aspects of our courses - from forensic practice, case studies and criminalistics through to professional accreditation and laboratory competence.
  • RESEARCH DISSERTATIONS AND PROJECTS
    Undertake live projects linked to ongoing work of the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy and Lancashire Constabulary in purpose built laboratories.
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BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation

Foundation Entry Available

Thanks to the University of Central Lancashire’s accreditation with the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and their close links to Lancashire and Greater Manchester constabularies, this course is a solid, widely respected route into the highly competitive field of forensic science and criminal investigation. Learning from former CSIs, you’ll develop a broad understanding of forensic science from a legal perspective and, in your second and third years, you could get the chance to work alongside local police CSI and scientific support teams.

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MSci Forensic Science and Chemical Analysis

Foundation Entry Route Available

This course, accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, will give you a significant advantage when it comes to getting a job in this highly competitive field. The course is taught by experienced senior forensic scientists and CSIs as well as academics who are leaders in their field. It is an integrated master’s course, which means you will get all the training associated with a BSc degree with the distinct advantage of master’s level education in the area of analytical chemistry.

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MSci Forensic Science and Molecular Biology

Foundation Entry Route Available

As a forerunner in the country for forensic science, you’ll learn from former practicing forensic scientists and CSIs as well as academics who are leaders in their field. On this course, you’ll get the level of training associated with a BSc degree but with integrated masters level modules, given you a depth of knowledge that will significantly improve your employability.

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BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

Foundation Entry Available

The University of Central Lancashire pride themselves on creating forensic scientists who are experts in their area. The University is a forerunner in the country for forensic science and you’ll learn from former practicing forensic scientists and CSIs as well as academics who are leaders in their field. The course is unique thanks to the accreditation with the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and the University of Central Lancashire was the first university to have a suite of dedicated crime scene houses.

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