Biomedical and Forensic Sciences

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In the Department of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences we ensure that you'll use both practical and theoretical learning to give you the skills you need for your career. Our department is divided into two subject areas:

Outstanding study facilities
Following the completion of our laboratory refurbishment we are continuing to develop and enhance our learning environment, to maintain our reputation as a world-class teaching and research centre. We've invested heavily in industry-standard equipment for teaching, casework and research purposes and are recognised as having some the best laboratory facilities in the UK, including:
  • A range of high quality, well-equipped laboratories.
  • A wide range of gas and liquid chromatographic systems.
  • A full suite of microscope facilities.
  • Facilities for document examination and glass, hair and fibre analysis.
  • Unique facilities for drugs analysis, toxicology, fire investigation and DNA analysis.

Flexible, professional courses
We operate a flexible, modular system that allows you to tailor your course to match your career ambitions, and many of our degrees can be studied part-time. Some of our courses offer professional accreditation and students will have the opportunity to apply for membership with institutions such as The Health Professions Council, The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Forensic Science Society and The Institute of Biology.

First-class, research-active staff
You will be taught by a group of highly qualified and enthusiastic staff who have a strong commitment to student development. Our staff are engaged in a wide range of research activities and have links with many external organisations. Our research includes DNA profiling of bird populations, studies of bone disease, and fire investigation .

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Opportunities to study abroad
If you choose to study one of our degrees you may have the opportunity to study abroad, as we have partnerships with Marshall University in West Virginia, the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton and the United States Olympic Training Centre, Colorado Springs.

All of our courses are located in Cambridge, which is a student-friendly and vibrant city. The Cambridge campus has recently benefited from over £10m in investment. If you would like to look around the campus we welcome you to join us at our next Open Day.
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