UWS Clearing

Applied Bioscience with Forensic Investigation


BSc (Hons)

4 years full-time


September 2023


About the course

Get ready to pursue a career in the biological or forensic sciences with UWS’s BSc (Hons) Applied Bioscience with Forensic Investigation.

This degree will equip you with the forensic analysis skills to assess crime scenes and analyse biological and chemical evidence. It will also develop your complex problem solving skills.

This BSc degree is focussed on producing well-qualified, highly skilled graduates who meet the demands of the UK and international biotechnology, food, pharmaceutical, life sciences and forensic services.


  • Teaching focuses on the theory and application of laboratory techniques used in bioscience and forensic science.
  • An emphasis is placed on interactive learning and assessment, including case studies and discussion groups.
  • Work-based learning allows you to apply your knowledge in a real-world setting and develop the skills sought after by employers.
  • This programme is fully accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 including Biology or Human Biology
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (3 @ HL) including Biology or Human Biology 
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Science or Access to Medicine or Access to Biological and Chemical Sciences or Access to Chemistry & Biology or Access to Health & Life Sciences or Access to Radiography or Access to Dietetics, all at Grades BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: BBC (136 UCAS Tarff points) including Biology  or Human Biology and Chemistry
  • A levels: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points including HL Biology or Human Biology and OL Chemistry
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Applied Science or Bioscience
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Applied Biological Science or Biomedical Science or Biotechnology or Environmental Science or Industrial Biotechnology

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

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Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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