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Full Time Foundation Degree in Forensic Science

Weymouth College

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Foundation Degree in Forensic Science This Foundation degree taught in partnership with the School of Conservation Sciences at Bournemouth University prepares students for entry into the professional scientific arena by developing specialist technical, research and management skills. Aims To equip students with the practical and theoretical skills underpinning Forensic Science. Aspects of criminal law, chemistry, biology, anatomy and forensic psychology will be taught in order to provide students with the knowledge necessary to enable them to participate in forensic investigation. Course Structure The Foundation degree in Forensic Science will enable students to develop an understanding of how forensic evidence is identified, analysed, assessed and reported. In the first year students will develop research skills in criminal law, crime scene as well as chemical and biological techniques. In the second year students will work on specific forensic case studies and improve their management skills in planning and organising examples of forensic evidence. The course will be delivered by the use of lectures, laboratory work, discussion groups, practical demonstration and role playing activities. Progression/Career Opportunities This course is designed for students who wish to establish a career in forensic science such as Forensic Laboratory Technician or Scene of Crime Officer. In addition to the forensic work, the Foundation degree equips students with a range of essential skills which would support a variety of careers within or outside of the science sector. Those successfully completing the Foundation degree should be eligible to progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Forensic and Crime Scene Science within the School of Conservation Sciences at Bournemouth University. Course Content Level C (Year 1) Legal Studies Chemistry 1 Crime Scene and Forensic Science Human Physiology and Anatomy Cell Biology Scientific Study and Research Skills Computer and Photographic Studies Work Based Learning* Progression requirements Requires 120 credits at level C excluding the work based learning unit. Exit Qualification Higher Education Certificate in Forensic Science - 120 level C credits Level I (Year 2) Forensic Psychology Chemistry 2 Laboratory and Analytical Skills Forensic Biochemistry and Biomolecules Forensic Microscopy Research Project Exit Qualification Foundation Degree in Forensic Science requires 160 credits at Level C and 120 credits level I. *Students have to complete a 5-week work placement unit within a company or organisation who deal with forensics or investigative research. This needs to be completed before the end of the 2nd term in Level I before students can be awarded the Foundation Degree. Awarding Body Bournemouth University The School of Conservation Sciences Course Duration 2 years full-time Entry Requirements How to apply How to apply Applicants should apply through UCAS. When completing section 3 of your UCAS application form you will need to include the following details: a) Institution code name: BMTH b) Institution code: B50 c) Course Code: F411 d) Campus Code: X e) Short Form of Course Title: FdSc/FSc Entry Requirement Applicants should normally be at least 18 years of age by 31 August in the year of entry. Achievement in either A level/BTEC/AVCE DA (or equivalent UK or overseas qualifications) in an appropriate science subject preferably Chemistry and/or Biology is normally required at grade C. Mature students who work in the science sector or related fields are welcome to apply. Students will normally be invited for interview.

Foundation Degree in Forensic Science This Foundation degree taught in partnership with the School of Conservation Sciences at Bournemouth University prepares students for entry into the professional scientific arena by developing specialist technical, research and management skills. Aims To equip students with the practical and theoretical skills underpinning Forensic Science. Aspects of...

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