Glasgow Caledonian University Forensic Investigation

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Glasgow Caledonian University Forensic Investigation

BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation

Study BSc Forensic Investigation and produce high quality evidence that can be used in a court of law. You will benefit from our investment in state-of-the-art chemistry and biology labs where you will learn the scientific methods used to investigate and solve crimes.

Graduate with a Forensic Investigation degree and you will have the appropriate legal background in criminal and environmental law needed to become a forensic investigator. Our graduates are in demand in industries such as forensic science, environmental protection, pharmaceutical, food safety and anti-counterfeiting. Graduates also go on to research and development for the chemical industry, high school level teaching, masters study and some go on to become Chartered Chemists.

Choose forensic investigation at GCU if:

  • you want to use forensic science to solve crimes
  • you want to learn criminal and environmental law
  • you want to work in environmental protection, pharmaceutical, food safety or legal industries
  • you want to master your skills in £1.5million chemistry and biology labs
  • you want the option of studying for a year in Europe or the USA
  • you want to graduate as Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry go on to postgraduate study, research or Chartered Chemist status.

Course Details

BSc (Hons)
3 – 4 Years
Start Date
18 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Year 1

SQA Higher: BBBC including Chemistry, plus Nat 5 English and Maths

A level: CCC including Chemistry, plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4

ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 including Chemistry, plus English and Maths at Ordinary Level O2

IB Diploma: 24 points must include Chemistry at Higher Level

BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forensic/Applied Science (must include Chemistry) at MMM

Year 2

BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied/Forensic Science (must include Chemistry) at DDM

Programme content and structure

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Download course content here. (PDF document)