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Introduction

This course is ideal if you want to study forensic science and criminology courses at university or if you want a practical career in the forensic science areas. There are plenty of practical activities to boost your understanding of scientific techniques as part of the mandatory units. You'll study aspects of biology, chemistry and physics as well as subjects specific to the forensic/criminology fields.

Mandatory Units:

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientif investigations
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Using mathematical tools in science

Specialist Units:

  • Mathematical calculations for science
  • Physiology of the human body systems
  • Physioogy of human regulation and reproduction
  • Criminology
  • Forensic evidence collection and analysis
  • Forensic photography
  • Criminal psychology
  • Applications of forensic psychology
  • Forensic fire investigation
  • Traffic accident investigation
  • Criminal investigation procedures
  • Criminal investigation in practice

Materials

There are no course material fees.

Assessment

Course will be assessed through assignments, practical, experiments and crime scene assessments.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs A*-C/9-4 including English, maths and science; OR a relevant Level 2 diploma at least at merit plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.

Next Steps

You could progress to degree or diploma courses in higher education. Employment opportunities include lab technicians or other practical scientific roles. You could progress to a degree or diploma courses in higher education including study in forensic science and criminology. Job opportunities include working as a Forensics Assistant.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.


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Where and when
Location:
Merton
Times:
Daytime
Duration:
1 Year
Study mode:?
Full Time
Days:
Weekday
Start:
09/09/2019
End:
03/07/2020
Code:
MAS3005CF/1920
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 0
19 and older: ?
£ 0 - 3,301
Materials fees: ?
May be charged

Fee reductions for adult short courses