Forensic Science

Course details

Campus(es)

Paisley

UCAS Code

F410

Start Date

September 2019

Degree

BSc (Hons)

About the course

The UWS Forensic Science degree course will prepare you for a career in a vital role in the UK and international criminal justice system through recent advances in analytical sciences and genetics.

This degree will help to prepare you for a career as a Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO), a civilian forensic support role which assists the police / law enforcement to investigate serious crimes and obtain vital fingerprint or DNA evidence which is used to secure conviction at trial.

Our well-equipped laboratories enable hands-on experience in applied techniques including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and gel electrophoresis. Our crime scene laboratory enables you to investigate simulated crime scene scenarios in a realistic manner. Other teaching methods include site visits, workshops, role-play and presentations.

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

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Open
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BBBC (102 UCAS Tariff points) including Chemistry
  • A levels: CCD (88 UCAS Tariff points) including Chemistry
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4 including Chemistry
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points including Chemistry
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Science BBB including Chemistry or Access to Medicine BBB
  • African WASSCE (WAEC): a pass in 5 subjects (minimum of 3 at Grade B) including Maths and Chemistry at Grade B
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Chemistry
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points including Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology at Higher Level
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Applied Science or science subject
  • African WASSCE (WAEC): a pass in 5 subjects (minimum of 3 at Grade B) including Maths and Chemistry at Grade B
  • Applications to Year 3 considered on an individual basis

Clearing Guide

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UCAS Track

You should use UCAS Track to keep up-to-date with your Undergraduate application. Your UCAS Track 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 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: uwsclearing@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.

Need help? Call the Clearing hotline: +44(0)141 849 4101

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

Lines are open from 8.45am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday with extended hours on the dates below. Whilst our lines may be busy during results day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

  • Tuesday 6th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Thursday 8th August – 8.30am-6pm
  • Friday 9th August – 8.30am-6pm

From Monday 12 August and onwards: 8.45am – 4.45pm

Clearing drop-in sessions

Our clearing drop-in sessions will be taking place simultaneously at both our Paisley and Lanarkshire campuses on Thursday 8th and Thursday 15th of August from 3.00 – 6.00pm.

Our student recruitment team and ambassadors will be on-hand to give you advice about your potential study options and what you are eligible to apply for.

If you already have your results, we’ll even be able to take you through your UCAS application if you wish to apply on-the-spot.

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