Undergraduate courses in Forensic Science

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From using our Crime Scene House to delving into DNA profiling, you’ll have an action-packed time on our Forensic Science related degrees.

Nationally, we’re ranked 8th for Forensic Science (Guardian University Guide 2024) and have extensive industry links to keep you up to date with the latest knowledge and skills. For instance, our unique Staffordshire Forensics Partnerships, which opens up opportunities for networking and work placements.

Both of our courses offer hands-on learning, discover the differences by reading our course pages below to get an understanding of which route suits you better.


Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)

Study options
Foundation year
Placement year

Forensic Science BSc (Hons)/ MSci

Study options
Foundation year
Placement year
Integrated Masters


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Subjects ranked in Top Ten in Guardian University Guide 2024

Staffordshire University has seen nine of its subject areas ranked in the Top 10 of the Guardian University Guide 2024.
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Forensic Science graduate is “prepared for anything”

A graduate has fulfilled a childhood ambition to work in forensics after studying at Staffordshire University
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First recipients of Rob Shaw Award announced

New awards, honouring a charismatic computing lecturer who died last year, have been presented to graduates demonstrating forensics excellence.

Placement students praised for contribution to forensic investigation

Staffordshire Police Assistant Chief Constable has praised students who completed summer placements with the force Forensic department.

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