Forensic Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons)
London Metropolitan University
Key Course Facts
Why study this course?
Our Forensic Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree focuses on the science and investigative techniques required for a career in forensics.
This four-year course has a built-in foundation year (Year 0), designed to help you enter higher education if you can’t meet the entry requirements or don’t hold the traditional qualifications you require to enrol on an undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with the same title and award as students on the standard three-year course.
More about this course
Our Forensic Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) course will provide you with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of forensic science. It will equip you with a range of scientific techniques to examine problems of a biological or chemical nature within the context of forensic science.
The foundation year will equip you with the fundamental knowledge of scientific disciplines including biochemistry, chemistry and biology. We’ll help you develop your study and transferable skills in time management, writing and mathematics, enabling you to start the subsequent years of your study with confidence. There will also be an introduction to the laboratory environment, as well as to the simple biological and biochemical procedures relevant to any science degree.
You’ll share your foundation year with students completing Year 0 from other disciplines, which will allow you to share your ideas and meet people with different academic interests.
During the subsequent three years, you'll be joined by students from the standard three-year course and study a wide range of challenging and engaging subjects including anatomy, physiology, criminalistics, DNA technology, biochemical toxicology and forensic interference from biological remains. To learn more about the content of your final three years of study, visit the Forensic Science BSc (Hons) page.
If, at the end of your foundation year, you find yourself wanting to specialise in a different area of human sciences, there will be flexibility to do so.
Below you can see course specific reviews for 12 graduates of Forensic Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) at London Metropolitan University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Forensic Science.
Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.
Salary of all UK Graduates of Forensic Science
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£18012 - £24095||£16387 - £24906||£18636 - £29331|
All Forensic Science courses of UK
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Tuition Fees Forensic Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£15576||year 1|
Additional fee information
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that you may find helpful for example, optional field trips. The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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About London Metropolitan University
Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Forensic Science BSc (Hons)||University of Lincoln||89%||0%||2%||£9250||£15900||117||Lincoln||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Criminology With Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||73%||5%||18%||£9250||£14500||110||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Investigation (Policing) BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||66%||2%||16%||£9250||£14500||89||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc (Hons)||University of Huddersfield||71%||5%||20%||£9250||£16000||133||Huddersfield||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Analysis MSc||University of Bedfordshire||71%||5%||20%||£8250||£13275||133||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|Law with Forensic Investigation LLB (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||69%||5%||18%||£9250||£14500||88||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Science MSc||Staffordshire University||83%||5%||8%||£9250||£14000||114||Stoke-on-Trent||On campus Full-time|
|Archaeology/Forensic Investigation BA/BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||100%||5%||18%||£9250||£14500||86||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic and Analytical Investigation with Foundation Year MSc||University of Keele||74%||0%||10%||£9250||£14000||168||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Biology and Forensic Science BSc (Hons)||University of Keele||92%||5%||7%||£9250||£17000||114||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|