Introduction to Forensic Science
Introduction to Criminalistics
Introduction to Forensic Biology
Key Skills for Chemical and Forensic Scientists
Forensic Earth Science
Molecular Biology and an Introduction to Forensic Genetics
Endocrinology, Metabolism and the Renal System
Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence and Information (including Case Studies, Courtroom Skills and a Literature Review)
Human Molecular Genetics
Forensic DNA analysis
Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology
A Forensic Biology degree covers a wide range of sciences, from criminalistics to organic chemistry. The first year of your Forensic Biology degree will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of crime scene investigation protocol. You will also gain scientific knowledge of the chemical and biological analytical techniques used to assist investigations.
The second year of your Forensic Biology degree will enhance your practical skills and theoretical knowledge through forensic evidence and forensic imaging. You will develop your skills in applying analytical chemistry techniques and your understanding of biological science through molecular biology and medical microbiology.
In the third year, you will study advanced modules and critically analyse forensic case studies, as well as forensic microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. You will study toxicology and clinical biochemistry, as well as advanced biological analyses that involve genetics, DNA and biological anthropology.
Learning and teaching methods
Forensic Biology degree students typically have six lectures per week as well as ten to twelve hours of practical work plus some small group tutorials.