BSc (Honors) in Chemistry with Forensic Science

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September
    Please note that applications for the 2020/2021 academic year will open in December 2020 and close on May 31, 2021

  • Duration: 4 years

  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time

  • Hours: Daytime

  • Enrollment Fee: From 22,130 € / year

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Program description

Chemistry with Forensic Sciences is an interdisciplinary course that involves forensic science, chemistry, and biochemistry, as well as toxicology, psychology, pharmacology, and pathology. It also provides practical and communication skills.

The four-year course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and its main strengths include:

  • Competitive skills and employability
  • Excellent student experience
  • Practical experience
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Research-oriented teaching and innovation
  • Presentation and communication skills.

Forensic modules have practical exams and the final year includes a research project in chemical, forensic or related sciences using state-of-the-art facilities.

Why choose this course

Our recognized expertise in key areas of forensic science (forensic psychology, forensic and forensic medicine, genetics) combined with strengths in chemical, biological and analytical science will give you a unique and challenging interdisciplinary course. Plus, you’ll earn a full chemistry degree.

Information about skills and careers

The course offers you a unique combination of skills in chemistry, biochemistry, and disciplines related to forensic science.

The transferable skills of our graduates include problem solving, science communication, time management, and teamwork.

The types of jobs our graduates get include:

  • Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Lab technician or manager

The types of companies our students work with include:

  • Chemical industry and R&D
  • Forensic laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical and other chemical-related industries
  • Quality control and assurance laboratories

Program structure

  • Introduction to biochemistry and the biological bases of diseases
  • Cells, biomolecules, genetics and evolution
  • Physiology and structure of plants and animals
  • Fundamentals of modern chemistry Part 1
  • Fundamentals of modern chemistry Part 2a
  • Calculus for science Part 1
  • Calculus for science Part 2
  • Microbiology in society
  • Physics for Biological and Chemical Sciences
  • Biomolecules
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Current perspectives in genetics
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • Main group and transition element chemistry
  • Energetic and Kinetic
  • States of matter
  • Structures and reactions of main group compounds
  • Aromatics, Carbonyl and Alkenes
  • Spectroscopy
  • Structure, bonding and quantum mechanics
  • Forensic analysis
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Synthesis, structure and reactivity of organic compounds

Students who have passed year 3 may choose to receive a regular bachelor’s degree instead of going to year 4.

  • Forensic Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Legal and Forensic Medicine
  • Research project
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Lasers, photochemistry and spectroscopy
  • Interfaces, microscopy and modeling
  • Advanced Organic Synthesis, Biosynthesis and Reactivity
  • Advanced Forensic Science Methods
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Admission requirements

  • The minimum requirement 1 x H4, 1 x H5, 4 x O6 / H7; Math and lab science courses are required.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an official degree translated into English will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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