Analytical and Forensic Science Gower College Swansea

Undergraduate

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

“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.”

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Tycoch campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years


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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level D D - E E E
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP

CCC at AS Level would be considered subject to interview and relevant academic experience.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further information for England: http://www.direct.gov.uk, Further information for Northern Ireland: http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk, Further information for Scotland: http://www.saas.gov.uk, Further information for Wales: http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk