Gower College Swansea

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Analytical and Forensic Science

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Course summary

This two-year course is suitable for entry to a career in analytical science (e.g. quality control in chemical refineries, environmental studies, healthcare diagnostics) or forensic science (e.g. crime scene analysis, forensic analysis of evidence, DNA fingerprinting). Students can complete a BSc in Forensic Science by studying for an extra year at USW in addition to the FdSc. The course contains traditional chemical, biological and analytical science with case studies and examples taken from forensic science, criminalistics and DNA analysis. Specialist units cover crime scene analysis, forensic psychology and criminology. The course is delivered through lectures, practical demonstrations, simulations, tutorials and role playing. Assessment is through exams, practical write-ups, reports, presentations and practical abilities at crime scenes.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4): • the forensic sciences • crime scene investigation science • cellular and molecular biology • key skills for analytical and forensic scientists • organic chemistry and health and safety • physical and inorganic chemistry Year 2 (Level 5): • biochemistry and biotechnology • practical skills in forensics and bioanalysis • forensic evidence and the legal system • analytical chemistry (studied at University of South Wales) • work related project

Assessment method

The course is laboratory based and assessment is through exams, practical write-ups, reports, presentation and practical abilities at crime scenes.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
4F10
Institution code:
G59
Campus name:
Tycoch campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please contact the Gower College Swansea International Department at http://www.gcs.ac.uk/international or on +44 1792 284007.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

CCC at AS Level would be considered subject to interview and relevant academic experience. Accreditation of Prior Learning Student may be able to gain recognition for previous learning. Please contact for advice if you feel this may be relevant, further information is available at: https://celt.southwales.ac.uk/recognition-prior-learning/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e: •travel to and from college, or placement •photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks) •printing and binding •gowns for graduation ceremonies * College Bursary - a bursary of £1000 can be received (criteria apply) see website for details
Analytical and Forensic Science at Gower College Swansea - UCAS