Forensic Science Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Forensic Investigation (with a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University 89% 3% 14% £9250 £16750 127 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Bradford 76% 5% 5% £9250 £22180 135 Bradford On campus Full-time
Forensic & Medical Sciences BSc (Hons) University of Bradford 70% 0% 0% £9250 £22180 130 Bradford On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (with a placement year) BSc (Hons) University of Bradford 76% 5% 5% £9250 £22180 135 Bradford On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation MSc Staffordshire University 92% 3% 14% £9250 £16750 127 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Criminology with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) University of Cumbria 72% 5% 5% £9250 £13250 123 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of South Wales 66% 5% 0% £9000 £12600 136 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University 79% 6% 8% £9250 £17800 134 Poole On campus Full-time
Criminology with Forensic Science BA (Hons) University of Hull 27% 5% 0% £9250 £15400 117 Hull On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University 74% 6% 7% £9250 £17800 128 Poole On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of West London 80% 0% 15% £9250 £16250 104 Ealing On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University - 6% 7% £9250 £17800 128 Poole On campus Full-time
Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Huddersfield 88% 10% 10% £9250 £17600 136 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) The University of Winchester 85% 0% 4% £9250 £16700 121 Winchester On campus Full-time
Criminology with Forensic Investigation BA (Hons) University of West London - 15% 0% £9250 £16250 118 Ealing On campus Full-time
Forensic and Analytical Science MSc University of Huddersfield 88% 10% 10% £9250 £17600 136 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Criminology BSc (Hons) University of Greenwich 57% 0% 20% £9250 £16150 £17000 108 London On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University 69% 6% 4% £9250 £17800 120 Poole On campus Full-time
Psychology with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University 74% 0% 9% £9250 £17800 120 Poole On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (Extended) BSc (Hons) University of Greenwich 77% 10% 0% £9250 £16150 £17000 96 London On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) Glasgow Caledonian University 87% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £14500 £15200 196 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) University of Hull 27% 0% 0% £9250 £18300 £19500 101 Hull On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Criminology and Industrial Placement BSc (Hons) University of Greenwich 77% 10% 15% £9250 £16150 £17000 129 London On campus Full-time
Forensic Science MSc Staffordshire University 89% 3% 14% £9250 £16750 127 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Psychology with Forensic Investigation (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University - 0% 9% £9250 £17800 118 Poole On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Hull 12% 0% 0% £9250 £9250 £18300 £19500 116 Hull On campus Full-time
Forensic & Medical Sciences (with a placement year) BSc (Hons) University of Bradford 84% 0% 25% £9250 £22180 132 Bradford On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) The University of Winchester 49% 6% 0% £9250 £16700 129 Winchester On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Greenwich 92% 0% 20% £9250 £16150 £17000 114 London On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) University of South Wales 63% 5% 4% £9000 £12600 126 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) Teesside University 93% 15% 15% £9250 £15000 132 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Applied Bioscience with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) University of the West of Scotland 91% 0% 10% £9250 £15250 150 Paisley On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of the West of Scotland 59% 0% 0% £9250 £18000 154 Paisley On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) University of South Wales 63% 5% 4% £9000 £12600 126 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Derby 70% 5% 5% £9250 £14900 95 Derby On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Liverpool John Moores University 79% 15% 19% £9250 £16100 134 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (with a Placement Year) BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University 89% 3% 14% £9250 £16750 127 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Archaeology with Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Exeter 91% 5% 15% £9250 £23700 155 Exeter On campus Full-time
Forensic and Analytical Science BSc (Hons) University of Huddersfield 93% 0% 0% £9250 £17600 147 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Criminal Justice and Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of the West of Scotland 63% 4% 5% £9250 £18000 168 Paisley On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of West London 78% 10% 5% £9250 £16250 101 Ealing On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Derby 57% 15% 0% £9250 £14900 146 Derby On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Criminology BSc (Hons) University of Derby 46% 0% 10% £9250 £14900 135 Derby On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University 91% 3% 14% £9250 £16750 140 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) University of South Wales 66% 5% 0% £9000 £12600 136 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Forensic Sciences BSc (Hons) University of Abertay Dundee - 5% 10% £9250 £15000 166 Dundee On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Industrial Placement BSc (Hons) University of Greenwich 77% 10% 15% £9250 £17000 107 London On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Teesside University 93% 15% 15% £9250 £15000 132 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) The University of Winchester 75% 5% 10% £9250 £16700 118 Winchester On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation (with a Placement Year) BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University 89% 3% 14% £9250 £16750 141 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Criminology with Forensic Investigation (with Integrated Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) University of Cumbria 72% 5% 10% £9250 £13575 106 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Archaeological, Anthropological & Forensic Sciences BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University 75% 6% 15% £9250 £17800 121 Poole On campus Full-time
Forensic and Analytical Science with Industrial Experience MSc University of Huddersfield 88% 10% 10% £9250 £17600 135 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Forensic and Analytical Science BSc (Hons) Robert Gordon University 84% 0% 0% £6750 £15040 206 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University 91% 3% 14% £9250 £16750 127 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Criminology (Extended) BSc (Hons) University of Greenwich 77% 10% 20% £9250 £16150 £17000 98 London On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Criminology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Derby 54% 5% 15% £9250 £14900 116 Derby On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Plymouth Marjon University - 15% 5% £9250 £14500 133 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Lincoln 84% 0% 2% £9250 - 124 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (with Placement Year) BSc (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University 83% 5% 15% £9250 - 115 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (Foundation Entry) BSc (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 92% 2% 16% £9250 - 134 Preston On campus Full-time
Applied Criminology and Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 85% 5% 5% £9250 - 107 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation (Policing) BSc (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 66% 5% 5% £9250 - 99 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Forensic Science and Criminology BSc (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 85% 10% 20% £9250 - 105 Luton On campus Full-time
Criminology & Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) South Essex College of Further and Higher Education 100% 5% 15% £8000 £17930 - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Science Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Lincoln 84% 0% 5% £9250 - 110 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (Foundation) BSc (Hons) Kingston University 69% 0% 25% £9250 - 82 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Forensic Sciences BSc (Hons) London South Bank University 82% 0% 0% £9250 - 110 London On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation (Criminal Investigation) BSc (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 66% 5% 0% £9250 - 105 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation (Interpersonal Violence) BSc (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 66% 5% 5% £9250 - 101 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Law with Forensic Investigation LLB (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 66% 5% 5% £9250 - 101 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 92% 2% 16% £9250 - 134 Preston On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 85% 10% 20% £9250 - 106 Luton On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 66% 5% 25% £9250 - 90 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Wrexham Glyndwr University - 0% 15% £9000 - 106 Wrexham On campus Full-time
Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation BSc (Hons) University of Central Lancashire 92% 2% 16% £9250 - 134 Preston On campus Full-time
Forensic Science and Criminology with Professional Practice Year BSc (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 85% 10% 20% £9250 - 106 Luton On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation (Terrorism and Political Violence) BSc (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 66% 5% 5% £9250 - 99 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Kingston University 78% 0% 5% £9250 - 147 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University 83% 5% 10% £9250 - 140 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 91% 0% 0% £9250 - 101 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) University of the West of England 72% 5% 0% - - 91 Bristol On campus Full-time
Forensic Science (MSci 4 years) Msci (Hons) University of Kent 91% 10% 0% - - 132 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Nottingham Trent University 91% 5% 5% - - 139 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) University Centre Peterborough - - 5% £8250 - 81 Peterborough On campus Full-time
Chemistry and Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Keele 83% 5% 10% - - 129 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of the West of England 67% 0% 5% - - 139 Bristol On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Keele 71% 5% 5% - - 141 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Integrated Masters with Foundation Year MSc University of Keele 76% 5% 4% - - 132 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Northumbria University 69% 0% 5% - - 146 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Criminology and Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Northumbria University 76% 0% 5% - - 142 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) University of Surrey 80% 5% 0% - - 122 Guildford On campus Full-time
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) University of Surrey 80% 5% 0% - - 122 Guildford On campus Full-time
Forensic Science BSc (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 85% 10% 10% - - 131 Luton On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Wolverhampton 80% 0% 0% - - 88 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation MChem (Hons) University of Surrey 80% 5% 0% - - 107 Guildford On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Policing with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Wolverhampton 80% 0% 5% - - 118 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Forensic Science with Policing BSc (Hons) University of Wolverhampton 80% 0% 15% - - 99 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Forensic Science and Criminology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Keele 76% 5% 4% - - 126 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Surrey 80% 5% 0% - - 107 Guildford On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
78 /100
2933 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Forensic Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22282 £22394 £25260
25-75 percentile range £19551 - £25388 £17766 - £26526 £20398 - £30716

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21715 £20485 £24286
25-75 percentile range £19313 - £25846 £16431 - £24672 £19662 - £29341

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Forensic Science

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Forensic Science who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of Forensic Science

  • Police Support Departments
  • Ministry of Defense
  • Defense Science and Technology Laboratory
  • National Health Services
  • Educational or Private Research Laboratories

Specialisations within Forensic Science

  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Serology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Forensic Ballistics
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Botany

Jobs of graduates of Forensic Science (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Forensic Science at Anglia Ruskin University

15% Administrative occupations
10% Welfare Professionals
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Engineering professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5%
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Forensic Science

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Forensic Science, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Forensic Science is the application of scientific investigation and analysis techniques in gathering, preserving and evaluating evidence, so that it is suitable for presentation in courts of law.

The median salary of graduates of Forensic Science was £22282 15 months after graduation, £22394 3 years after graduation and £25260 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Forensic Science studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Law (Honours) - LLB (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Master of Chemistry (Honours) - MChem (Hons)