This exciting new Level 6 Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree introduces the fascinating 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 forensic biology and analytical chemistry together with an introduction to the criminal justice system within which many forensic scientists work. The course delivers modules in the methods of forensic analysis and the role of forensic science in modern society. This award is validated by The Open University (OU). 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 situations and contexts. This course is based at our new £58 million City Hub campus, next to Nottingham train station. The campus boasts state-of-the-art science laboratories, including specialist forensic resources including a crime scene house with blood spatter room and fingerprint analysis equipment. This programme is currently seeking recognition from The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Year 1 (Level 4) modules: • Introduction to Forensic Biology • Introduction to Forensic Chemistry • Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation and Photography • Professional, Research, and Quantitative Skills • The Legal System, Criminal Justice, and the Expert Witness Year 2 (Level 5) modules: • Advanced Forensic Biology • Analytical Forensic Chemistry • Advanced Crime Scene Investigation and Management • Forensic Analysis of Evidence • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis • Fire and Explosions Year 3 (Level 6) modules: • Independent Research Project • Anthropology, Archaeology, and Post-Mortem Processes • Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse • Interpretation, Evaluation, and Presentation of Evidence • Contemporary Issues in Forensic Science Assessment Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including: reports, case studies, oral presentations, practical assessments, crime scene assessments, mock court assessments, individual project work, data analysis, research, investigation, problem-solving tasks and portfolios of evidence. Qualifications awarded (Level 6) Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 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 2024-25 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. Careers and progression This is a versatile degree providing an excellent basis for future careers. Graduates will be well-placed for employment in a wide variety of fields, such as governmental agencies, forensic investigation, policing, quality assurance in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing, laboratory analysis, chemical and biological research and teaching. Specific roles include: forensic scientist, ballistic expert, DNA analyst, toxicologist, biomedical scientist or analytical chemist.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- City Hub
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants for direct entry to Year 2 must have attained (or expect to achieve) 120 credits from undergraduate level study in a science-related subject.
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.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
City Campus, The Adams Building
The Lace Market
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