School of Human and Social Sciences

Forensic science

  • The chartered society of forensic science London logoNo.1 in London for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Top 25 in the country (Guardian League Table 2017)
  • Our forensic science courses are accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences


Our forensic science courses at the University of West London are delivered by academic staff with a broad range of scientific expertise, together with specialist lecturers that are experts within their respective fields.

These include an ex-detective with the Metropolitan Police, who is an accredited trainer for the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as highly trained forensic scientists specialising in the laboratory analysis of forensic evidence.

We have a forensic science London crime scene roomWe use:

  • simulated casework activities
  • crime scene practical situations
  • laboratory work
  • and court presentation scenarios

to enhance the skills of problems solving, analytical thinking and an investigative approach.

This is coupled to other attributes, learnt through the forensic science degree, such as lateral thinking, adaptability and the ability to communicate important information to peers and non-experts. These transferable skills can be used not only in forensic science, but in many other career choices, including scientific, legal, and business areas.

forensic science University of West London has 100% in NSS 2016 and 2017

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All students on the course receive unparalleled support from staff. As a consequence, students' are inspired to perform well, allowing them to excel on the course. Many students have been awarded the BSc degree, with a high level honours classification, that they initially thought would not have been achievable.

NSS 2017


Our BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Foundation Year course achieved a 93% overall satisfaction rate.

National Student Survey 2017



What our students say

UWL is really friendly. My favourite aspect of university life was being involved with the Volunteering Team who are fab. Now that I have finished my course, I plan to have a gap year and then look to gain lab experience for a year before perhaps taking up a postgraduate course.

Elodie Murali, BSc Forensic Science graduate