Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Applied Forensic Science

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Course summary

This exciting new Level 4 course introduces the world of the forensic scientist and crime scene investigator as well as the practical science skills required to become a practicing forensic analyst. These include biochemistry and cell biology together with an introduction to the criminal justice system within which many forensic scientists work. The course delivers introductory modules in the methods of forensic analysis and the role of forensic science in modern society. About the course You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of forensic science theories and practice to be able to apply them in a variety of related contexts. This course will be based at our new £58 million City Hub campus, just by Nottingham train station. The campus boasts state-of-the-art science laboratories, including specialist forensic resources. Other campus facilities include a commercial restaurant, cafe, theatre, dance studios, media suites and library. HNC core modules will include: -Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques -Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques -Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences -Cell Biology -Fundamentals of Biochemistry -Criminal Investigation HNC optional modules will include: -Anatomy and Human Physiology -Microbiological Techniques -Theories and Causes of Crime -Psychology in the Forensic Setting -Sampling and Sample Preparation -Analytical Chemistry -Work-based Investigation Assessment Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including: reports, case studies, oral presentations, practical assessments, individual project work, data analysis, research, investigation, problem-solving tasks and portfolios of evidence. Qualification awarded Pearson Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Applied Sciences (Forensic Science) Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2023-24 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your career and progression From the HNC, you could progress on to our Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Sciences (Forensic Science) or enter into employment. If you continue onto the Level 5 HND, upon successful completion you could go into employment or progress onto a wide range of science-based top-up degree courses, such as a BSc (Hons) or to further professional study in Forensic Science or a related discipline.

Course details

Assessment method

Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including: reports, case studies, oral presentations, practical assessments, individual project work, data analysis, research, investigation, problem-solving tasks and portfolios of evidence.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FOR1
Institution code:
N30
Campus name:
City Hub
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

International applicants for whom English is not their first language should possess (or expect to achieve) a minimum English level of academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of 5.5 overall (with no component less than 5.0) or an equivalent qualification recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) on their list of Secure English Language Tests. Please see our website www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for further details.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College's International Office before submitting an application at: [email protected] Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Applied Forensic Science at Nottingham College - UCAS