ANALYTICAL & FORENSIC SCIENCE - LEVEL 3

Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 02-02-21

Studying Science will take you into all sorts of fascinating careers. The UK is particularly strong in aerospace, biotechnology and medical technology. Analytical Science is concerned with the composition, structures and understanding of substances and materials (natural and manmade) while Forensic Science looks at processing evidence or DNA for criminal investigations. 

On this course you will study a range of science modules linked to analytical and forensic science to prepare you for university or employment in the sector. The course allows you focus on analytical and forensic science while developing a range of generic science skills and practical investigation techniques.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Year 1: Principles & Application of Science 1; Practical Scientific Procedures & Techniques; Science Investigation Skills; Disease & Infection; Laboratory Techniques & Application; and Physiology of Human Body Systems.

Year 2: Principles & Applications of Science 2; Investigative Project; Contemporary Issues in Science; Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation; Forensic Evidence; and Collection & Analysis.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

You will be taught by industry experienced tutors who will use a variety of methods including lectures, practical experiments, group activities, e-learning, projects and field studies.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed throughout the programme by a variety of methods including: examinations, written coursework, presentations and practical experiments.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

This course is the equivalent of three A-Levels and is worth up to 168 UCAS points depending on your grades. This allows progression to related degree programmes across the country including the University of Central Lancashire. Alternatively you could seek employment in the industry. Career opportunities include: Analytical Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, Scientific Laboratories and Toxicology.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

You will need to purchase a Lab Coat and Safety Glasses for practical work. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You need five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 9–4 (A*-C) including Science (grade 4) and English Language or Maths at grade 4 with a minimum of grade 3 for the other subject.

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