Applied Science: Forensic Science at Halesowen College - UCAS

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Course summary

If you’re passionate about the intersection of science and law, then the BTEC Higher National in Applied Science (Forensic Science) is the perfect course for you! This program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to excel in the exciting field of forensic science. With a focus on hands-on learning with practical elements to the course, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the scientific principles and techniques that underpin forensic investigation. You’ll learn how to collect and analyse evidence, interpret results, and present findings in a clear and concise manner. Through a variety of practical exercises and real-world case studies, you’ll develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in this dynamic and fast-paced field. This course may lead onto the HND in Applied Science (Forensic Science) Compulsory modules: Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques (15 credits) Unit 2- Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques (15 credits) Unit 3- Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences (Pearson-set) (15 credits) Unit 4 – Cell Biology (15 credits) Unit 17 – Fundamentals of Biochemistry (15 credits) Unit 21 – Criminal Investigation (15 credits) Optional modules: Unit 22: Theories and Causes of Crime (15 credits) Unit 66: Volume Crime Scene Science (15 credits)

Assessment method

The course is 100% coursework assessed. This consists of reports, projects and presentations.

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.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (9 - 4) in Maths and English Language. Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995* Whole course
Northern Ireland £5995* Whole course
Scotland £5995* Whole course
Wales £5995* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

An additional registration fee is payable.
Applied Science: Forensic Science at Halesowen College - UCAS