UWS Clearing 2022

Criminal Justice and Forensic Science

COURSE DETAILS

AWARD:

BSc (Hons)

DURATION & STUDY MODE:

4 years full-time, 5 years full-time (sandwich), typically 6 years part-time

LOCATION:

Paisley

START DATE:

September 2022

UCAS CODE:

F420

About the course

The BSc Criminal Justice and Forensic Science degree helps you kick-start your career in the criminal justice system by developing expertise in criminal justice and the forensic examination of evidence.

This unique degree offers an opportunity to study criminal justice theory, research and policy alongside the forensic science vital to modern investigations. It draws on learning and expertise from two existing and successful degrees (BA Criminal Justice and BSc Forensic Science) and it covers the study of:

  • the concepts, theories, structures, organisations, processes and practices involved with the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crime, the workings of the criminal law and criminal court system and the treatment of offenders
  • crime scene examination, drugs, alcohol and evidence interpretation

This degree will prepare you for a career in the criminal justice system in policing, criminology or as a forensic examiner capable of analysing and interpreting evidence from crime scenes. Throughout your studies, you will gradually develop your scientific knowledge and research and inquiry skills applicable to the interface between criminal justice and science.

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

Scotland

Year 1: Open

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

Year 1: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: CCC (63 UCAS Tariff points), plus SQA National 5 Biology or Chemistry (Grade C, or above)
  • A levels: CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) plus either GCSE Biology or Chemistry (Garde 4, or above)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H4 including Chemistry
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 27 points including Chemistry or Biology
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to STEM BBB*

* considered on an individual basis

Further Information

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

UCAS Hub

You should use the UCAS Hub to keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application. Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students – including information on tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

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

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

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

Disclaimer

We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.