Forensic Science, BSc Hons

Our Forensic Science degree is the ideal opportunity to experience real-life forensic science. Explore an exciting discipline in our new crime scene facility, with a purpose-built vehicle examination garage and modern lab spaces. Conduct your research in our decomposition and entomology facilities. Let us guide you through practical crime scenes and mass disaster scenarios or try out your Disaster Victim Identification skills in our mock mortuary.

Course details

With purpose-built facilities and links to local emergency and counter-terrorism services, choosing Greenwich for a forensics degree is the best decision you will make for your forensics future.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: London campus

University of Greenwich

Course overview

You’ll be taught by industry experts with years of hands-on practical experience. You’ll work alongside experts from Kent Fire Brigade, the Metropolitan and Kent Police Services as well as Counter Terrorism, UKDVI and the Natural History Museum to put your learning into practice. This degree is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and you’ll receive free membership throughout your studies.

Whether your passion is for homicide investigation, blood pattern analysis, molecular biology, fingerprints, toxicology, ballistics or beyond, our Forensic Science course gives you a head-start in your future career. Gain the scientific training and transferable skills you need to become a professional scientist.


Entry requirements

Typical Offer: 104 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate.

And must include one of the following:

A level: 32 Points from science related subjects.

BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

A level and BTEC National: Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from science related subjects at A-level.


This degree will equip you with the broad scientific training and transferable skills that will give you the maximum opportunity for choice in your career. Graduates may pursue roles in forensic science and criminal justice, but also in management, communications and the wider pharmaceutical, chemical and biological sectors.


Ranked 3rd in the UK for forensic science (Guardian League Table 2023)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Biochemistry 1 (15 credits)
  • Biochemistry 2 (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Forensic Science (15 credits)
  • Practical and Academic Skills (30 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
  • Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Intermediate Forensic Science (30 credits)
  • Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Skills in Crime Scene Examination, Evidence Recovery and Law (15 credits)
  • Genetics (15 credits)
  • Forensic Geoscience (15 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Project (Chemical Sciences) (30 credits)
  • Advanced Topics in Forensic Science (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

  • Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology (15 credits)
  • Chemometrics and Informatics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Forensic Identification and Investigation (15 credits)
  • Food Crime (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology (15 credits)
  • Advanced and Clinical Immunology (15 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology (15 credits)
  • Medical Biochemistry (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Science Internship Course (15 credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)