Dr Tasnim Munshi - Academic Contact
Tasnim has full responsibility for the management of all teaching provision within the School of Chemistry. Tasnim's specialisms are co-ordination chemistry, spectroscopy, and inorganic chemistry.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
The University has close working relationships with law enforcement and private sector forensic science providers and consultants. Practitioners such as Key Forensic Services Ltd and JC Fire are key contributors to the programme, and may offer students access to training and real-world case studies.
Overseas Field Course
An optional overseas field course gives students the opportunity to experience first hand the work of the forensic specialist. This module is designed to introduce students to laboratory and field work within an international context while developing a global perspective of forensic science. Students can also familiarise themselves with the professional skills required to carry out this type of work.
Previous destinations have included Guatemala, New York, and Toronto. Students who choose to participate are required to pay for their own flights and general living costs. Accommodation is provided by the University.
Accreditations and Memberships
This programme has full accreditation from the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, meaning students are eligible for associate membership.
"My time at the University of Lincoln can be summed up in on word...Incredible! I learnt so much in my three years. The modules and content were interesting, informative, and inspiring. The lecturers are amazing at explaining things and staff also go the extra mile to support you. Most lecturers also practice in the field they teach so you really can’t get any better than that!"James Gridley, BSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduate
Entry Requirements 2023-24
"This degree was essential in providing me with the skills to start my current position as a scenes of crime officer for Warwickshire Police."Tanya Caren, BSc (Hons) Forensic Science graduate
This course is designed to enable students to develop the advanced practical and analytical skills beneficial to a range of careers. Graduates may go on to roles in law enforcement organisations including police forces, HMRC, environmental health, private sector investigatory agencies, and in laboratories in the forensic, pharmaceutical, and food sectors. Opportunities also exist in teaching and research. Previous students have started careers as DNA analysts, crime scene investigators, analytical chemists, and reporting forensic practitioners.
Visit Us in Person
The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Discover the Joseph Banks Laboratories where Chemistry students have access to high-specification instrumentation for spectroscopy, diffraction, imaging, and separation science.Book Your Place
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From identifying substances to analysing crime scenes, the skills of a forensic chemist can often play a vital role in criminal investigations.
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