Forensic science is one of the most interesting, challenging and intriguing subject areas available. TV dramas like Silent Witness and CSI have undoubtedly added a touch of glamour to the image of forensic science in solving crime and murders, but don't think that potential careers start and end with police work. You'll be able to get your fingerprints on many more openings across several job sectors.
Our Scene-of-crime suite is furnished with CCTV cameras, dummies, replica weapons and even horse's blood and maggots to provide a sense of realism in crime scene investigation. Designed in consultation with West Midlands Police, it includes a teaching lab where you examine fingerprints and analyse samples found at the scene, as well as footage caught on camera.
All practical work follows proper laboratory procedures that will stand up in a court of law. There will be training in the presentation of evidence that builds towards a courtroom-style experience if you choose to complete the final year of the BSc degree.
The similarity in design of this course with the BSc (honours) Forensic Science course allows successful students the opportunity to transfer:
• After the first year to the second year of the degree (subject to satisfactory performance)
• To the final year of BSc (hons) Forensic Science on completion of your HND