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FdSc Forensic Sciences

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East Coast College (Lowestoft)


Two years full-time.

Typical Offer: 

2023-24 and 2024-25 entry; 80 UCAS tariff points (or above)
CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC), Pass A*-C (T Level).


The FdSc in Forensic Sciences intends to provide a solid knowledge-base to foster and enhance enthusiasm for Forensic Science and to develop transferable scientific skills. Through the practical application of knowledge you will acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes required by employers in forensic laboratories and scientific support services.  You will study a range of modules- some designed to develop your wider scientific and laboratory knowledge and skills – and some to develop the specific skills and attributes needed to work in forensic science.

The FdSc provides a programme for students wishing to build their skills, knowledge and understanding further to progress into the laboratory science sector. Students will study a range of laboratory linked modules and will complete their studies by completing a sector relevant project. The areas of study will provide a strong subject base and practical competence for either seeking related employment, progression within their current employer or going on to further study at level 6 (such as the BSc (Hons) Practical Life Sciences programme).

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Personal and Professional Development
Cell Biology
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Introduction to the Forensic Process and Law
Presenting the Analysis of Scientific Data and Bioinformatics
Laboratory Techniques 1
Industry Related Project
Scientific Research
Criminal Investigation
Forensic Evidence and the Legal System
Forensic and Criminal Psychology
Forensic Analysis Techniques

Fees and finance


  • UK full-time tuition fee: £8,220 p.a
  • International full-time tuition fee:  £14,598 p.a (inclusive of lab-based fee)

Further Information

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. 

Entry requirements