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Delivered at our Salisbury campus and franchised by Bournemouth University, the aim of the programme is to prepare you for working in a scientific environment.The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Forensic Science with Foundation Year will firstly give you the underpinning knowledge needed to prepare you for successful completion of the Foundation Degree.The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Forensic Science will give you the vocational skills and knowledge to be attractive to employers at the end of the three years study.
What will I learn?
The course includes modules in the following subjects:
Foundations in Biology
Foundations in Chemistry
Mathematical Science Skills
Introduction to the Forensic Process and Law
Practical Laboratory Skills
Mathematics for Science
Academic Writing Skills
Essential Biology and Physiology
Professional Development Portfolio
Criminal Investigation Protocols and Procedures
Work Related Project
Forensic Evidence and the Legal System
Forensic and Criminal Psychology
Forensic Analytical Methods
Modules and course content are subject to change.
Applicants for the Foundation Year should normally have
3 GCSEs in English, Science and Maths at grade C (4) or equivalent with level 3 qualifications and 32 UCAS Tariff Points, but not necessarily within science subjects.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Emphasis is placed on nurturing you to build confidence in scientific study and then learn new scientific and mathematical skills within a safe and enabling environment. You will learn how to research and will undertake a work related project in the third year.
Assessment includes reports, coursework, practical skills, presentations and exams.
All modules are designed to enable you to engage in new areas of knowledge to acquire practical experience of a range of activities relevant to your employment within the forensic science industry and to encourage you to engage in critical reflection.
Teaching and Learning:
You will be given the opportunity to participate in lectures and workshops, plan and deliver presentations to your peers, research areas of relevance to the degree programme, critically evaluate the validity and implications of information and work with a wide variety of forensic science hardware and software.
Additional Costs and Information
You may be required to attend an interview.
You can apply for this programme via UCAS.
The UCAS institution code for this programme is B50.
The UCAS course code for this programme is 412F.
You may be required to buy textbooks to support your studies.
You will be required to buy a lab coat at a cost of £22.50 which can be purchased through the college online shop.
There may be additional costs for educational trips and visits, but these are still to be confirmed.
The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
- Biomedical Scientist
- Forensic Scientist
There are more than 100 forensic science courses on offer at universities