This course gives you the foundation of knowledge to progress in a forensic career. Placements within the field prepare you with skills in laboratory techniques, evidence, collection and analysis, and investigative skills.

Studying in the Science and Maths department will give you access to state of the art scientific laboratories, specialist equipment and an experienced technical team, to help you to achieve and explore the scientific world.

Forensic Science (full time) is an extended diploma teaching both practical skills and scientific knowledge across Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Forensic Science. You will apply your knowledge of science in crime, investigation and analytics.

Biology

Topic areas include Microscopy, Diseases and Infections, Physiology of Human Body Systems; Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction.

Chemistry

Topic areas include Practical Chemical Analysis; Chemical Laboratory techniques; Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry.

Physics

Topic areas include Energy; Medical Physics; Traffic Accident Investigation; Forensic Photography.

Forensics Topic areas include: Scientific Practical Techniques; Forensic Evidence Collection; Forensic Science Informatics; Forensic Fire Investigation; Criminal Psychology; Scientific Investigations; Criminal Procedures in Practice.

for 2018/19 entry

  • 1640 individual applications received for our Science and Maths courses
  • Specialist science laboratories with cutting edge equipment
  • Dedicated, well-resourced classrooms
  • Work placement opportunities
  • Science support sessions
  • University visits
  • Industry trips
  • Visiting speakers from well-established Alumni

Course Key Details

Course Type : Extended Diploma
Exam Board : Edexcel
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 100% coursework

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