This course is recognised by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Why study with us?

Forensic science is intrinsically a multidisciplinary subject. The course covers the analytical knowledge and skills required by forensic scientists and crime scene investigators and emphasises the importance of chemistry and DNA-based technologies to modern forensic investigation, the legal framework in which such activities must take place, and the need for the proper collection, analysis, presentation and quality assurance of forensic evidence.

The course provides an intellectually challenging study of a full range of forensic applications and fulfils the growing demand for expertise in investigatory, enforcement and monitoring work. It will particularly appeal to those with an HND or foundation degree in forensic science (or an equivalent qualification) who wish to study for an honours degree.

What can this course lead to?

As a graduate in forensic science, you will be ideally qualified to pursue a career in this field. Your experience and skills will also be relevant in the police, fire investigation, investigation of insurance claims, health and safety and trading standards. We give a lot of emphasis to the development of transferable skills, which prepares you for work in a variety of other scientific organisations. If you wish to continue studying, there will be opportunities to proceed to specialised postgraduate programmes. 

Resources and facilities

The programme is taught by both academic staff and industry practitioners with extensive teaching, research and professional expertise in this field. They bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience in forensic science and the criminal justice sector.  Teaching staff are committed to providing high quality guidance and support, and are praised for their approachability.  We also invite a number of guest speakers on the course.

Have a look at our learning resources for Forensic Science.

The course will be taught using the new high-quality teaching laboratory space at the university’s Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle, fitted out with the technology and equipment to support teaching of the new STEM subject courses.

The new laboratory space will, initially, provide 40 bench spaces for multi-purpose teaching across a range of STEM subjects.