Forensic Science Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Keele 74% 1% 6% £9250 £17000 115 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 69% 5% 18% £9250 £14500 88 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 69% 5% 18% £9250 £14500 88 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Keele 74% 0% 7% £9250 £17000 120 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 54% 5% 10% £9250 £14500 147 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 73% 5% 18% £9250 £14500 110 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 92% 0% 5% £9250 £10500 99 Carlisle On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 100% 0% 15% £9250 £14500 121 London On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 96% 0% 12% £9250 £14500 114 London On campus Full-time
University of Derby 84% 5% 5% £9250 £14045 118 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 92% 0% 5% £6000 £7500 99 Carlisle On campus Full-time
University of Keele 74% 0% 7% £9250 £14000 129 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 100% 0% 15% £9250 £14500 121 London On campus Full-time
University of Keele 74% 0% 7% £9250 £16000 129 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Derby 84% 5% 5% £9250 £14045 118 Derby On campus Full-time
University of Hull 69% 0% 5% £9250 £14800 125 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 72% 4% 0% £7650 £18150 102 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 71% 5% 20% £7900 £17000 133 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 76% 0% 25% - £13325 144 Paisley On campus Full-time
University of Keele 74% 0% 7% £9250 £17000 122 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Keele 92% 5% 7% £9250 £17000 114 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 70% 0% 0% £9250 £20000 151 Exeter On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 70% 0% 0% £9250 £20000 151 Exeter On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 70% 0% 0% £9250 £20000 151 Exeter On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 70% 0% 0% £9250 £20000 151 Exeter On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 100% 5% 18% £9250 £14500 86 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 85% 0% 5% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 111 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 85% 0% 5% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 111 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 71% 5% 20% £9250 £16000 133 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Keele 84% 4% 3% £9250 £17000 116 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Keele 84% 4% 3% £9250 £17900 116 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Keele 74% 0% 9% £9250 £17000 118 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Keele 74% 0% 15% £9250 £17000 114 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 66% 2% 16% £9250 £14500 89 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 69% 5% 18% £9250 £14500 87 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Keele 74% 0% 10% £9250 £17000 168 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 83% 5% 8% £9250 £14000 114 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 71% 5% 20% £9250 £16000 133 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 62% 5% 8% £9000 £12600 106 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 83% 5% 8% £9250 £14000 114 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
University of Keele 74% 0% 10% £9250 £14000 168 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 71% 5% 20% £9250 £16000 134 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 100% 0% 0% £6168 £6570 92 Ipswich On campus Full-time
Plymouth Marjon University 71% 5% 15% £9250 £11000 146 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 89% 0% 2% £9250 £15900 117 Lincoln On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 91% 0% 40% £6000 £7500 109 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 83% 5% 8% £9250 £14000 114 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 85% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 102 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 85% 5% 0% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 102 Bradford On campus Full-time
University of Keele 86% 0% 5% £9250 £17000 116 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 71% 5% 5% £9000 £12600 111 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 71% 5% 5% £9000 £12600 111 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 92% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 127 London On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 85% 0% 5% £9250 £12250 184 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of Hull 80% 3% 10% £9250 £17550 129 Hull On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 69% 5% 18% £9250 £14500 88 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Hull 80% 3% 10% £9250 £17550 129 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 91% 0% 40% £9250 £10500 109 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 83% 5% 8% £9250 £14000 114 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 69% 5% 18% £9250 £14500 63 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 92% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 127 London On campus Full-time
Teesside University 70% 10% 15% £9250 £13000 102 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 62% 5% 5% £9000 £12600 110 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
University of Derby 90% 5% 5% £9250 £14045 69 Derby On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 75% 0% 5% £9250 £16100 163 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Keele 74% 0% 5% £9250 £14000 142 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 83% 5% 8% £9250 £14000 114 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
University of West London 70% 10% 5% £9250 £13250 127 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of Keele 74% 0% 5% £9250 £17000 142 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
University of Derby 90% 5% 5% £9250 £14045 69 Derby On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 71% 5% 5% £9000 £12600 111 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 75% 0% 5% £9250 £11000 163 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Abertay Dundee 69% 0% 5% £9250 £14000 140 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 96% 0% 12% £9250 £14500 122 London On campus Full-time
Staffordshire University 83% 5% 8% £9250 £14000 114 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University 73% 3% 10% £9250 £15250 107 Poole On campus Full-time
Robert Gordon University 87% 0% 2% £6750 £15040 142 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 69% 5% 18% £9250 £14500 63 Canterbury On campus Full-time
De Montfort University 64% 0% 6% £9250 £14750 109 Leicester On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - - 5% £9250 £15250 142 Poole On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - - 5% £9250 - 142 Poole On campus Full-time
West Herts College 88% - 35% £6165 - 63 Watford On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 54% 5% 10% £9250 - 147 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire - - 15% £9250 £13200 82 Luton On campus Full-time
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education 60% 0% 40% £8000 £17930 - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 82% 2% 6% - - 149 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of West London 72% 4% 0% - - 102 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 85% 0% 5% - - 111 Dundee On campus Full-time
The University of Winchester 80% 15% 15% £9250 - 83 Winchester On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 90% 0% 0% - - 137 Guildford On campus Full-time
University of Surrey 90% 0% 0% - - 137 Guildford On campus Full-time
Coventry University 90% 0% 0% - - 137 Coventry On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 76% 0% 5% - - 119 Paisley On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 64% - 6% £9250 - 131 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 100% 0% 11% £9250 - 90 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 64% - 6% £6000 - 131 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 64% - 6% - - 131 Dundee On campus Full-time
Kingston University 64% - 6% £9620 £15400 131 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 64% - 6% - - 131 Newcastle On campus Full-time
The University of York 64% - 6% £8040 £18240 131 York On campus Full-time
Teesside University 64% - 6% - - 131 Middlesbrough On campus Part-time
University of Bedfordshire 64% - 6% £8250 £13275 131 Luton On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 64% - 6% - - 131 Cambridge On campus Full-time
University of Kent 64% - 6% - - 131 Canterbury On campus Part-time
University of Gloucestershire 64% - 6% £7500 £14700 131 Cheltenham On campus Part-time
University of Dundee 64% - 6% £21950 £21950 131 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Kent 90% 5% 8% - - 113 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 76% 5% 12% - - 159 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 74% 5% 25% - - 150 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 100% 0% 0% £9250 - 92 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Chesterfield College 100% 0% 0% £6995 - 92 Chesterfield On campus Full-time
Nottingham College 100% 0% 0% £8250 - 92 Nottingham On campus Full-time
City College Plymouth - - 25% £7450 - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - - 25% £8200 £14500 - Poole On campus Full-time
University of Dundee - - 25% - - - Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Dundee - - 25% - - - Dundee On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 71% 5% 15% - - 146 Bristol On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 89% 0% 5% £9250 - 138 Cambridge On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 63% 15% 5% £6000 - 129 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Kent 94% 5% 8% - - 113 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 85% 5% 0% - - 102 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Coventry University 94% 0% 4% - - 91 Coventry On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 78% 10% 5% £9000 - 72 Wrexham On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 77% - 0% £2310 £3894 113 London On campus Part-time
Bournemouth University - - 5% £9250 £15250 142 Poole On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - - 5% £9250 - 142 Poole On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - - 5% £9250 - 142 Poole On campus Full-time
University Centre Peterborough - - - £8000 - - Peterborough On campus Full-time
The University of Winchester - - - £9250 - - Winchester On campus Full-time
Coventry University 90% 0% 3% - - 131 Coventry On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University - - 5% £9250 £15250 142 Poole On campus Full-time
Kingston University 87% - 11% £9250 - 108 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
London South Bank University 100% 10% 5% £9250 - 106 London On campus Full-time
University of Kent 94% 5% 8% - - 113 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Kent 94% 5% 8% - - 107 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 63% 15% 5% £9250 - 129 Preston On campus Full-time
Anglia Ruskin University 89% 0% 5% £9250 - 138 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 78% 10% 5% £9000 - 72 Wrexham On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 76% 0% 5% £9250 - 119 Paisley On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 77% - 0% £2310 £3894 113 London On campus Part-time
Kingston University 87% - 11% £9250 - 108 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
The University of Winchester 80% 15% 15% £9250 - 83 Winchester On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire - - 15% £9250 £13200 116 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Kent 94% 5% 8% - - 113 Canterbury On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
78 /100
3652 students of Forensic Science in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree 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 £20089 £20544 £23848
25-75 percentile range £18012 - £24095 £16387 - £24906 £18636 - £29331

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20412 £19272 £22934
25-75 percentile range £17766 - £24274 £15586 - £23629 £17995 - £28019

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.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Forensic Science who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

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

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

15% Sales occupations
15% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
15% Protective service occupations
10% Elementary occupations
10% Natural and social science professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Media Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Forensic Science

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Forensic Science studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Law (Honours) - LLB (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Letters - MLitt
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)
  • Master of Forensic Odontology - MFOdont
  • Master of Science (Undergraduate) - MSc (UG)
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

The median salary of graduates of Forensic Science was £20089 15 months after graduation, £20544 3 years after graduation and £23848 5 years after graduation.

Forensic Science with Criminology (Extended) at University of Greenwich received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 13 respondents.