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I’m doing Applied Psychology,Health and social care,Applied Science and Forensic science
Just wanted to know if I can study Forensic science in University and which other course I could study
Thanks.🙏
Original post by annie172006
I’m doing Applied Psychology,Health and social care,Applied Science and Forensic science
Just wanted to know if I can study Forensic science in University and which other course I could study
Thanks.🙏

Are these all BTEC subjects?

To get into forensic science, you would typically be looking into doing an accredited degree. See:
https://www.csofs.org/quality-standards/accredited-course-search/
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/forensic-scientist

It would be ridiculously competitive to get in via apprenticeship, but it's there if you want to do it.

Degrees that you might be interested in:
https://www.uwl.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/forensic-science?start=995&option=33
https://www.bradford.ac.uk/courses/ug/forensic-science-bsc/#nav-course-entry
https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/forensic-science/
https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/forensic-sciences/
https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/forensic-science-bsc-hons?year=2024&opt=standard
https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-course-search/forensic-science/#!#entry-requirements
https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/courses/bsc-hons-forensic-science-3
https://www.aru.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/forensic-science#entry_requirements
https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/forensic-science-bsc-hons-degree/forensic-science-bsc-hons.aspx
https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduates/2024/31440-forensic-science-bsc-hons
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/forensic-science-uusfrs1/#entry-next-year
https://www.ntu.ac.uk/course/science-and-technology/ug/bsc-hons-forensic-science#entry-requirements
https://www.staffs.ac.uk/course/forensic-science-bsc-msci?a=msci&m=msci-full-time-stoke-on-trent-campus#entry
https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/F410/forensic-science#entry
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/forensic-science-bsc
https://www.derby.ac.uk/undergraduate/forensic-science-courses/forensic-science-bsc-hons/#entry-requirements
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/course/frsfrsub/
https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/73/forensic-science-bsc
https://www.wlv.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-forensic-science/
https://www.gre.ac.uk/undergraduate-courses/engsci/forensic-science-bsc-hons#entry-requirements
https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/study/course-finder/bsc-hons-forensic-sciences#entry-requirements
https://www.tees.ac.uk/undergraduate_courses/forensic_&_crime_scene_sciences/bsc_(hons)_forensic_science.cfm
https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-forensic-science/

Most of the unis above require the BTEC to be an extended diploma, ideally in Applied Science. Only Bournemouth and London South Bank (and possibly Anglia Ruskin) as far as I can see are willing to accept individual BTEC certificates.

If you do apply using the above BTEC certificates, then you are likely going to need to top it up with at least 1 science A Level. Otherwise, you are looking at a science Access to HE course, both of which you are likely need to do at an adult college via Advanced Learner's Loan.

For what degrees you can do with individual BTEC certificates come down to less to do with the individual course as opposed to which universities would accept them as individual certificates. From the look of things, I would say Anglia Ruskin, Bournemouth, and London South Bank are safe bets for universities that accept them as individual certificates.
I would try to contact the other universities to check whether they would consider individual BTEC certificates for degrees that they offer as alternative qualifications just to be sure. If they reject them, then ask what you can do to supplement your application to meet their requirements e.g. extra A Levels in specific subjects or would you need to do a different qualification altogether e.g. Access to HE.

I am not keen to mention all the courses that you can do with individual BTEC certificates, because as you can see from the above, it can mean I end up spending a lot of time doing your research for you in multiple subjects.

If you are going to do a BTEC (and have no option to do A Levels), then I recommend doing a BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science where possible. If it's not an Extended Diploma, you are going to restrict your options severely.
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