Forensic science

As a forensic science student, you’ll learn to gather and analyse scientific evidence to help solve crime, gaining a range of employer-friendly transferable skills along the way.

Forensics student. Investigator. Promoter.


Award winner Martin loves uncovering the truth and spreading his love of forensics to a wider world.

Our courses

We offer a number of ways to study forensic science. You can undertake a full-time three-year degree or choose a sandwich course with a placement in industry. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a three-year course, you can apply for an extended degree with an added foundation year.

Communities and societies

Our active student-led societies offer a space for personal and academic growth, as well as new opportunities to make lasting friendships. Students can take part in activities throughout the year, both through the department and via the wider Students’ Union.

Research and partnerships

Our academic team is currently researching in the fields of entomology, fingerprints, bacteriology and anthropology. Future research will explore the prevention of cybercrime and the examination of crime scenes set up following alleged sexual offences.

Arsonists use crisps to start fires


The calorific snacks are an excellent accelerant for fires, our tests show, setting a car seat on fire within around three minutes.

Join us as a research student

As well as providing a rich and fulfilling experience, research programmes at Greenwich are at the leading edge of progress in a range of industries.

Contact

fes_research_office@gre.ac.uk

Working with industry

Our expert staff, industry-standard facilities and research expertise can help your business grow.

Find out more

Greenwich Research & Enterprise

Contact

enterprise@gre.ac.uk

020 8331 7867

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