Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Forensic Science

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Course summary

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 primarily at our new £58 million City Hub campus, next to Nottingham train station with state-of-the-art science laboratories. Specialist forensic resources include a purpose-built 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) indicative 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) indicative 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) indicative 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 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 course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
FOR3
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

We welcome applications from mature people with previous lifetime learning or relevant industry or life experience. Mature applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be invited to an informal interview.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/study/university-centre/welcome-to-the-university-centre-at-nottingham-college


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

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, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or the 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.
Forensic Science at Nottingham College - UCAS