Biomedical science students examining a petri dish


Forensic Science

BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year is ideal if you have little or no background in science, but would like to study forensic science. It provides a solid grounding in the theory and expertise you need to advance to Year 1 of BSc Forensic Science. You'll study the following modules:

  • Biological Diversity
  • Maths
  • Preparation for HE Learning
  • Cellular and Molecular Basis of Biology
  • Biology in Context
  • Data Analysis

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

About the course

At Hull, we don’t just teach you the theory. You'll go beyond the classroom to investigate mock crime scenes, analyse evidence in labs and learn how to present it in a court of law. In short, you'll gain the skills to become a competent and confident forensic scientist.

The programme's core biomedical science disciplines will give you a firm understanding of biological sciences' application to medicine. Other modules focus on forensic and analytical science topics including psychological aspects of criminal behaviour, archaeology, anthropology and crime scene analysis.

You'll learn the theory and application of forensic laboratory methods. And you'll learn how to record evidence and all aspects of experimentation; how to manage data, interpret evidence and present your findings in scientific, medical and legal contexts.

You'll also be able to utilise the range of relevant expertise and facilities at Hull. You'll relish our relationships with chemistry, social sciences, exercise science and psychology while learning in an environment that lends itself to the study of humans in health and disease.


BSc (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

As well as preparing you for a career as a forensic scientist, this programme also encourages you to develop transferable skills which will allow you to explore a range of career options.

You'll study the subject in a biological medical science context, giving you the skills to work within a range of scientific fields.

The programme focuses on employability and developing your learning skills. You'll graduate with attributes that are sought after by employers - including logic, problem solving, communication and numeracy.