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.

The forensic journey begins

Victoria Lionel was inspired by criminal investigation series like CSI and Criminal Minds to come to the UK and explore a career in forensics.

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 year. 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.

Solving crimes through science

You'll study a range of sciences, learn about the law, and find out how to give evidence in court. Follow Alessia as she describes her aim to be a Crime Scene Investigator.

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.

Take a Virtual Tour

Our virtual tours are a great way to get a feel for where you'll be studying. Explore the facilities we have on offer below.

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

Graduates from our undergraduate forensic science courses can move on to our MRes degree. Normally, you will need a 2.1 or First. If you have a suitable research proposal in forensic science, we can help you apply to the university and find the appropriate supervisor.


Working with industry

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

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Greenwich Research & Enterprise


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