Hull is home to one of the UK's most prestigious centres for the investigation of crime, criminality and criminal justice. This fascinating degree allows you to explore the laboratory and field techniques of the forensic scientist alongside the causes and solutions to crime. Our strong links with local, regional and national criminal justice agencies will enhance your employability further with fantastic contacts for work experience, work placements and job opportunities.
Hull pioneered this popular area of study more than 30 years ago, and our research underpins the modules you study. You’ll blend the theory surrounding crime and offending with the science of gathering and testing physical evidence from crime scenes. You’ll explore the practical, ethical and scientific debates relating to crime and punishment and gain an understanding of the collection and processing of body chemistry and DNA evidence. If you don't have the academic qualifications to enter the programme directly, we also offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.