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City College Plymouth

Forensic Science

UCAS Code: F411

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English, maths and double science

UCAS Tariff

48

To include a science based subject

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Forensic science is one of the most fascinating areas of applied science,the use of scientific procedures to produce evidence in a court of law. This course provides knowledge and skills appropriate to an increasingly important area of science. It covers the major scientific disciplines involved in the investigation of crime. You will study in the College's specialist forensic science laboratories using modern forensic equipment, and put your skills to practice in our mock crime scene house. On this course you will have the opportunity to work closely with practicing forensic experts from a range of organisations, including Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Crime Scene Investigators and Forensic Practitioners.

Modules

The course includes the following subjects: forensic psychology, chemical/physical forensic science, professional practice, inorganic and physical chemistry, organic and biochemistry, numerical methods, biological forensic science, further forensic science, analytical chemistry, research skills, further chemistry, the English legal system and criminal justice.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through a variety of assignments which involve both practical and written projects. The emphasis will be on practical development supported by portfolios. There are a number of in-class tests associated with some modules.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,450
per year
England
£7,450
per year
EU
£7,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,450
per year
Scotland
£7,450
per year
Wales
£7,450
per year

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Course location:

City College Plymouth

Department:

Business, Hospitality, Care and Science

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