Analytical and Forensic Science Foundation Degree

Course Overview


This course is suitable for those interested in a career in analytical or forensic sciences. 

Updated December 2017

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Entry Requirements

A typical offer is:
A Level = DD
BTEC L3 Extended Diploma = MP or PPP
Access = Pass

Record of prior learning and transfers
For students wishing to be considered for entry, the University of South Wales Group or partner college is able, in many instances and taking into consideration the requirements of relevant professional bodies, to accredit prior learning in accordance with its published regulations.

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered through lectures, practical demonstrations, simulations, tutorials and role playing. Assessment is through examinations, practical write-ups, reports, presentations and practical abilities at crime scenes. 

The course is traditional physical, organic, biological and analytical science mixed with forensic science, criminalistics and DNA analysis.

Level 4 units in the first year:

  • the forensic sciences
  • crime scene investigation science
  • cellular and molecular biology
  • key skills for analytical and forensic scientists
  • organic chemistry and an introduction to spectroscopy
  • physical and inorganic chemistry

Level 5 units in the second year:

  • biochemistry and biotechnology
  • practical skills in forensic and bioanalysis
  • forensic evidence and the legal system
  • analytical chemistry (studied at the University of South Wales)
  • work related project

Progression Opportunities

The course gives students the relevant skills and knowledge for careers in the analytical/forensic science sector. Alternatively, students can join the final year of the BSc (Hons) Analytical and Forensic Science top up degree at University of South Wales. 

 

 

 

Additional Information

UCAS course code: 4F10

Tuition fees are £7,500 per year. For academic year 2018/19, students will need to get a tuition fee loan for the full amount. The College is offering a £1,000 bursary per year towards full time HE courses starting in September 2018 (this is dependant on satisfactory course progression). For information on financial support - including tuition fee loans - please visit www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Contact

Ewen McLaughlin on 01792 284117 or email ewen.mclaughlin@gcs.ac.uk

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Venue(s)

Tycoch
Course deliverable in Welsh:
No