• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • School: Medicine
  • Study Abroad: No
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Want to know how CSI really works in real life scenarios? Forensic medicine is the application of medical knowledge to the investigation of crime, particularly in establishing the causes of injury or death. This course will teach you everything you need to know.

Dundee allows you to study in a friendly, responsive and student-centred environment. Our comparatively small size as a medical school works to your advantage: there is close integration of teaching and research activities, and our medical students are fully involved from an early stage in pioneering new approaches to teaching, clinical practice and research. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School is the centre of many areas of pioneering research in cancer, keyhole surgery, heart disease, drug development, and medical education.

Students undertaking an intercalated BMSc are still central to the activities of the medical school. As well as the clinical environment you will experience cutting edge research led by world class researchers and clinicians.

In the 2015 Guardian University Guide medical schools ranking we were ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK. Our ranking in league tables, and student satisfaction with the quality of our course, is consistently high.

For entry to the BMSc (Hons) Intercalated course you must have successfully completed three years of an undergraduate medical degree (MBChB/MBBS etc) or two years of an undergraduate dental course (BDS).

English Language Requirement

For non EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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How you will be taught

Teaching on the course involves lectures, tutorials and a research project.

How you will be assessed

The components of the assessment will be as follows;

  • Research Project work (dissertation and oral examination) = 50%
  • Forensic Medicine (4 Assignments) = 25%
  • Forensic Science (2 Assignments and seminar presentations) = 25%

What you will study

There are two formal taught courses.
Forensic medicine
This will give you the skills and understanding of the forensic aspects of different types of injuries and injury patterns. You will also be able to critically evaluate a medico-legal report and understand the medical basis of legal issues related to sexual offences, alcohol and drug abuse, asphyxia and child abuse.
Forensic science
This is a seminar based course designed to help you develop an awareness of the various forms of physical evidence identified at a crime scene and its collection and preservation. You will also learn how to critically examine physical evidence and understand how each type can be presented in court.

Undertaking an intercalated BMSc will give you the opportunity to study the topic(s) of your choice in depth and will expose you to a systematic and well-organised method of how to formulate and pursue research and transferable skills.

This Honours Degree will put you in a better position when you apply for employment post MBChB/BDS graduation.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

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Fees for students starting 2017/18

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2016 entry). Fees for September 2017 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2017.
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year of study
Overseas students (non-EU) £14,950 per year of study

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed for the length of your course. This means that the tuition fee you pay in your first year (shown above) is the same fee you will pay for each year of your course. We guarantee that this will not increase while you are studying with us. The only exceptions to this are our MBChB Medicine, BSc Medical Sciences and BDS Dentistry degrees which charge a different tuition for the clinical years.



  Degree UCAS Code
Apply NowForensic Medicine (Intercalated) BMSc (Hons)F410