Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

University of the West of Scotland

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UCAS CODE F410
**OVERVIEW**The BSc (Hons) Forensic Science degree will prepare you for a career in a vital role in the UK and international criminal justice systems through recent advances in analytical sciences and genetics as you will develop expertise in crime scene examination and the scientific examination of recovered materials.This degree will prepare you for life as a forensic scientist capable of using the latest chemical and biological techniques to analyse materials such as drugs, toxicology ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

CUG ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
125th
CUG subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
21st

Start date and duration

Start date
SEP-23
Sandwich
4 Years

Forensic and Archaeological Sciences

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
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Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 95 = 5% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
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Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Forensic and Archaeological Sciences graduate salary at this uni
£18,000
UK Forensic and Archaeological Sciences graduate salary
£20,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, September 2022

Entry requirements
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A level
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£9,250 per year
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£1,820 per year
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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£17,250 per year
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£17,250 per year
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Latest Forensic Science (Non-Medical) reviews

Forensic Science (Non-Medical)
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Student Reviewer
15 Feb 19

Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Good fun, get a lot of support from...
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Student Reviewer
13 Feb 18

Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Second year is very difficult in one module but...

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How Forensic Science (Non-Medical) students rated:

Student rating ( 4.0) 58 reviews

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Student rating ( 4.0) 921 reviews

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University of the West of Scotland
CUG ranking
125th
Student rating
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The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of Scotland’s largest modern universities. It has four campuses located in the west of Scotland in Paisley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Ayr, with its fifth in London’s Docklands. In 2020-2021 the university had over 22,000 students in total, representing a diverse student body made up of over 130 different nationalities. The university offers a wide range of highly rated courses, developed with industry, that focus on real-world skills including computing, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, business, creative industries, education and social sciences. It’s also Scotland’s largest provider of nursing and midwifery education and has a strong reputation for its health-related programmes.

Where you'll study

University of the West of Scotland

High Street Paisley
Renfrewshire
PA1 2BE United Kingdom Nearest train station: Paisley Canal  0.2 miles away

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