BSc (Hons)

Course Type


Full Time | 3 Years




English Requirements





About the course

If you’re interested in a career in forensic science, we have a crime scene for you! A unique mix of biosciences and criminal psychology, our degree course offers you the opportunity for practical forensic processing in our crime scene facility.

Go to Crime Scene Facility Technological advances have made the role of the forensic scientist – the expert who collects, preserves, and analyses evidence – increasingly important in crime investigation, and also in other fields such as archaeology.

The course starts with an introduction to psychology and the sciences relevant to forensics, followed by more detailed applied forensics including the preparation of evidence for court, pathology, medical physiology, and hematology. You’ll also study the most recent advances in DNA analysis, toxicology, criminal psychology, and fire and explosive analysis.

Why choose this course?

Our Forensic Science courses rank in the top 10 for overall student satisfaction, out of 37 HE institutions offering the subject (Complete University Guide 2023)

The Forensic Science team includes international experts in the psychology of criminal behavior and forensics experts from a variety of operational backgrounds

Our teaching is rated as ‘Excellent’ by the QAA and the team is part of a highly experienced department that has run biological science courses for over 30 years

You’ll study in a specialist forensic laboratory, with key laboratory skills incorporated into most of the taught units, especially your final-year research project

You’ll learn the skills and techniques needed to evaluate a real-life crime scene in our scene-of-crime lab, designed to resemble a ‘normal’ flat

There’s the option to take the course over four years and include a year’s work placement (see below) to gain experience and industry contacts

If you’d like to step up into higher education, you can take an introductory Foundation Year (see below), which guarantees entry to the Undergraduate course

“Studying forensic science with Bedfordshire has been an awesome, inspiring experience, with lecturers who are specialists with industry experience in the areas they teach. I highly recommend anyone wishing to study this subject with Beds to ‘Go 4 it.”

Entry Requirements:

  • Year 12 (55% overall)
  • 2 A level passes (minimum C and D)
  • Additional course requirements if any

English Language Req:

The University accepts the following qualification as satisfying the English Language requirements for entry to a Bachelor or Master’s degree.

  • UKVI Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element

Fee & Funding:

Level of Study Fees 2022-2023
Undergraduate – BA/BSc £13,500 (per annum)
Undergraduate – BA/BSc Degrees with Foundation
years (Foundation year only)
£13,500 (for Foundation Year only)

Please note: per annum means fees are payable each year of the degree. Total means this is the entire cost of the degree. The amount is not payable each year unless specified.

* £1,400 per annum payable for the provision of placement.

In the first year only on either undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses, international students will receive a £1,000 VC Scholarship. An international student progressing to a higher level degree* will receive, in the first year only of the new course, both a £1,000 VC Scholarship and a £500 alumni discount. Additional discounts of £500 are available for prompt payment of the first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).

* Including undergraduate to postgraduate, and postgraduate to MBA.

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