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FdSc Foundation Degree in Forensic Science with Forensic Archaeology

Bridgwater College

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FdSc Foundation Degree in Forensic Science with Forensic Archaeology Who is the course for? This exciting and innovative course offers higher level students the opportunity to study and practice the many different procedures, techniques and skills necessary to pursue a science-based career. The programme was developed in partnership with Bournemouth University, employers and the appropriate sector skills councils What will I study on the course? The aims of the course are to enable you: ? to develop a critical and analytical mind ? to develop practical skills which underpin the work carried out within the field of Forensic Science particularly within chemistry, biology and archaeology ? to develop a detailed theoretical and contextual knowledge of those subjects ? to develop your skills in accurate communication both verbally and in writing ? to provide you with the necessary skills to enable you to carry out a forensic investigation. Year 1 comprises 8 units: ? Introduction to forensic science ? Research methodology ? Laboratory skills ? Forensic and practical biology ? Forensic and practical chemistry ? Introduction to practical archaeology ? Introduction to law and behaviour ? Work-based learning (4 weeks). Year 2 comprises 6 units: ? Crime scene evidence ? Forensic and analytical biology ? Forensic and analytical chemistry ? Forensic anthropology and dating ? Criminology and statistics ? Forensic investigation, evidence and the role of the expert witness. Some study will be carried out at our Cannington Centre forensic rooms to practise fieldwork and crime scene simulation. How will I be assessed? Skills and knowledge will be assessed throughout the whole course. A variety of methods are used including assignments, projects, practical work, and formal examinations. How long is the course? Commencing September this course runs for two years for 15 hours per week at college in combination with self directed study. Will this course lead to a qualification? A Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) from Bournemouth University. The Foundation Degree is a nationally recognised higher education qualification at each level in its own right and will provide you with the skills, knowledge and personal attributes needed for a career progression. What can I do on completion of this course? You could progress to roles such as pharmacologist, chemist, microbiologist, crime scene investigator, clinical scientist or laboratory technician. Subject to approval, you will be able to progress to the third year of relevant BSc degrees at Bournemouth or a university of your choice. How much will it cost? The course fee is ?2,160 per year for 200910. All full-time students starting in 2009 can apply for a loan to cover their entire tuition fee and a means tested maintenance loan, of up to ?4,950 (less if you live at home) to help cover living costs. Students from low income families may be eligible for a non repayable Maintenance Grant of up to ?2,906. Applications for all loans and grants need to be made through Student Finance England. Students in extreme financial hardship may be eligible for further funding via the Access to Learning funds by applying direct to Bournemouth University.

FdSc Foundation Degree in Forensic Science with Forensic Archaeology Who is the course for? This exciting and innovative course offers higher level students the opportunity to study and practice the many different procedures, techniques and skills necessary to pursue a science-based career. The programme was developed in partnership with Bournemouth University, employers and the appropriate...

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