University of Lincoln
Key Course Facts
Salary of Graduates in forensic and archaeological sciences
Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of forensic and archaeological sciences at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£16000 - £21000||£17000 - £23500||£19000 - £27500|
All forensic and archaeological sciences courses of University of Lincoln
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
Forensic scientists apply scientific expertise to provide impartial evidence in criminal investigations. They work not only in laboratories, but at crime scenes and in courtrooms. Their highly detailed work encompasses elements of chemistry and biology applied in areas such as toxicology, DNA analysis and trace evidence. The BSc (Hons) Forensic Science degree is designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge required by forensic scientists to work in laboratories, at crime scenes and in courtrooms, in order to apply scientific expertise in criminal investigations. This degree aims to develop skills and knowledge in a range of forensic science tasks, including crime scene investigation, physical evidence collection, sample analysis and defence of testimony. This academically challenging course combines a broad spectrum of subjects, including advanced chemical and biological analysis, forensic toxicology and crime scene management.
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences provides an accreditation system for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in forensic science and related topics. Accreditation is given provided the course content meets with the Society's component standards which provide a quality endorsement of the course.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Forensic Science, 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 Science BSc (Hons) at University of Lincoln
|15%||Natural and social science professionals|
|10%||Caring personal services|
|5%||Business, Research and Administrative Professionals|
|5%||Science, engineering and technology associate professionals|
|5%||Protective service occupations|
|5%||Business and public service associate professionals|
Grading & Study Time
Students of the course received the following grades
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
From a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications. To include 32 UCAS Tariff Points from A Level Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science or equivalent qualification.
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
To include grade C from A Level Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science.
112 UCAS Tariff points to include 32 points from an Advanced Higher in Biology, Chemistry or Applied Science. A combination of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.
45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points, including 32 points from 15 credits in Biology or Chemistry
To include Higher Level Grade 4 in Biology or Chemistry.
BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Forensic Science accepted, depending on modules studied.
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Forensic Science, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Forensic Science BSc (Hons)
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.
With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.
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 Lincoln in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Lincoln
The University of Lincoln is a publicly funded research university in Lincoln, England. The main campus is close to Brayford Pool, a natural lake in the centre of the city of Lincoln. As an educational institution it puts an emphasis on the quality of its teaching, ensuring students arrive at their exams feeling as prepared as possible.
Student composition of University of Lincoln
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||84%||5%||1%||£9250||£15900||133||Lincoln||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Science (with integrated foundation year) BSc (Hons)||University of Cumbria||72%||0%||10%||£6000||£7500||102||Carlisle||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Investigation (with a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||Staffordshire University||91%||2%||4%||£9250||£14000||114||Stoke-on-Trent||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Science BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||76%||5%||5%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||134||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Criminology and Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||85%||5%||5%||£9250||£14500||125||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Investigation (Policing) BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||66%||5%||6%||£9250||£14500||94||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Science and Criminology BSc (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||85%||0%||15%||£9250||£13200||100||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic & Medical Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||70%||0%||22%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||134||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Science BSc (Hons) (with a placement year) BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||76%||5%||5%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||134||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Criminology with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)||University of Cumbria||72%||0%||0%||£9250||£10500||120||Carlisle||On campus Full-time|