University of Chester
Key Course Facts
Salary of all UK Graduates of forensic and archaeological sciences
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£18043 - £24555||£17766 - £26526||£20398 - £30716|
All forensic and archaeological sciences courses in the UK
A combination of forensic aspects with a thorough grounding in the traditional science of biology, in particular the molecular biology techniques and DNA profiling. The techniques learnt are transferable to other biological disciplines and provide a solid foundation for anyone wanting to study further. Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road Campus.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Forensic Biology, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Jobs & Career Perspectives
15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.
Required skill level of job after 15 months
Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)
Example below based on all graduates of Forensic Biology BSc (Hons) at University of Chester
|25%||Natural and social science professionals|
|25%||Science, engineering and technology associate professionals|
|10%||Caring personal services|
Grading & Study Time
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels. Typical offer - BCC/BBC The department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A Level: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Science GCE Applied A Level: Applied Science
BBBB including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology
Access to HE (Science) Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit
26 points including 5 in Biology or Chemistry
BTEC Extended Diploma (Applied Science): DMM
One of these should include Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology
Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Forensic Biology, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Forensic Biology BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|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.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
- year 2
- year 3
Positions of University of Chester in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Chester
The University of Chester, as the name suggests, is a university located in Chester. The university is formally affiliated with the Christian faith, but they make it clear in their mission statement that students of all faiths or no faith at all are welcome at their university. Chester operates from a total of six campuses, five of which are in Chester, the other in Warrington, with the main campus building being known as Parkgate Road Campus.
Student composition of University of Chester
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Forensic & Applied Biology BSc (Hons)||University of Worcester||89%||0%||10%||£9250||£13100||123||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Biology BSc (Hons)||Bournemouth University||74%||3%||15%||£9250||£16500||132||Poole||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic & Applied Biology (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||University of Worcester||89%||0%||10%||£9250||£13100||123||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Archaeology and Forensic Biology BA (Hons)||University of Chester||65%||0%||20%||£9250||-||117||Chester||On campus Full-time|
|Biology and Forensic Biology BSc (Hons)||University of Chester||62%||0%||0%||£9250||-||140||Chester||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Biology (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||Bournemouth University||74%||3%||15%||£9250||-||132||Poole||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Biology BSc (Hons)||University of Chester||65%||0%||15%||£9250||-||115||Chester||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Biology and Psychology BSc (Hons)||University of Chester||73%||1%||14%||£9250||-||132||Chester||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Biology (including a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||University of Chester||65%||0%||20%||£9250||-||143||Chester||On campus Full-time|
|Criminology and Forensic Biology BSc (Hons)||University of Chester||65%||0%||20%||£9250||-||129||Chester||On campus Full-time|