University Of Greenwich Forensic Science

University Of Greenwich Forensic Science

Forensic Science, BSc Hons

  • Our team of forensic professionals have used their years of industry experience to design an accredited programme
  • We offer specialist forensic provision, outstanding laboratory and crime scene facilities
  • 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016
  • Big subject, small classes


Forensic scientists utilise skills from a wide range of academic disciplines. This programme’s regular laboratory sessions, practical scenarios in our mock crime scenes and lectures from experts in their field give an insight into the fascinating world of present day forensic science.

Professional development

Students can also become members of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and be invited to attend the society’s regular seminars across the country.

This degree enables you to receive high-quality, broad-based scientific training that will not restrict you when choosing your career. Both the theoretical and practical teaching given broadens the vital transferable skills that are needed for a successful career, not only in the Forensic Science industry, but also the pharmaceutical, chemistry and biological industry sectors.


The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop your knowledge base and practical skills so you can become a competent and effective forensic scientist
  • To provide you with the confidence and ability to apply fundamental scientific principles to a variety of practical forensic science situations, specifically within a legal framework
  • To give you the skills to identify and solve problems. You will be able to use quantitative techniques to analyse and interpret data in order to evaluate and present evidence.

University Of Greenwich Forensic Science

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels, including biology, chemistry, physics or maths at grade C or above. No more than 24 points should come from AS-levels with preference for science. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics. You will be required to attend an interview.

We will also accept:

  • Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later.

General science is not accepted for this degree.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). You will be required to attend an interview.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

University Of Greenwich Forensic Science

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Assignments
  • Laboratory skills
  • Presentations.

Professional recognition

This programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.


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.