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Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation
What will I study?
The interest in TV programmes such as CSI and Bones have led to a rise in the popularity of Forensic Science. Our Forensic Science course is an applied science course so there is a lot of practical and hands-on science. We study the different methods of collecting evidence in our specially created crime scene rooms and how to analyse the evidence collected.
Students study anthropology, toxicology, blood testing and splatter analysis, ballistics, finger printing and hair/fibre testing. Alongside all the forensics we also cover some medical science, industrial espionage and photography.
What does it combine with?
This combines well with any other science subject but also IT, Business or any other subject that involves research.
Where can it lead to?
Due to the practical aspects of the course, the skills are transferable at many levels. Students can use the award to continue their studies in forensics at degree level or the UCAS points can count towards a different degree.
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The awards are Pass, Merit and Distinction which compare to an E, C and A respectively at A-Level.
A grade 5 in English and Maths would be an advantage.