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Forensic and Medical Sciences

BSc (Hons)



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Entry requirements

Typical offer - 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It's not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

To include A-level Chemistry or Biology minimum grade B.

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM. Science subject required – must include a minimum of three Chemistry or Biology-related units.

Applicants on Access Programmes

112 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma – Science subject required. Must include a minimum of 12 credits of Chemistry or Biology at minimum Distinction.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points to include HL Chemistry or Biology at grade 6 plus 2 other HL subjects at grade 5. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS)

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus Maths and a Science qualification equivalent to GCSE Grade C.

UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus ONE from the following modules:

  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry

And ONE additional module from the following:

  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

Progression requirements for degree programme

An overall average of at least 50% and at least 55% in Foundation in Chemistry OR Foundation in Human Biology

Sandwich year

You can spend a year in a laboratory environment as a paid employee of an approved organisation.

This experience allows you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems, learn about work practices, and improve your career prospects.

Learning and assessment

We focus on student-centred approaches to learning, and you will be expected to take responsibility for your learning in order to develop the attributes needed for life-long learning and continuing professional development.

The course is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, workshops, case studies and directed study. Directed study will include directed reading of selected textbooks, specified source literature and open learning materials, directed web-based materials, report writing and other assignments such as individual project/dissertation work.

Assessment methods include:

  • laboratory reports
  • portfolios
  • expert witness statements
  • case and witness reports
  • mock court exercise (oral cross examination)
  • essays, worksheets, critiques, group-work, poster and oral presentations
  • research designs
  • reflective journals
  • examinations (essays, short answers, MCQ).

Facilities

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We have excellent teaching and research facilities for forensics at Bradford including a Forensic Examination Suite, Forensic Taphonomy Laboratory and Field Station and our own dedicated Crime Scene facility.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.