What will I learn?

Introduction

This course is your next step towards working in the fields of science or criminology, providing you with the key skills and knowledge required for a rewarding, professional career. You'll need to be methodical, meticulous and ready to accept new challenges.

As well as learning many new skills you'll find that your communication skills develop. Professional presentation is a vital skill for any forensic scientist. Learning how to assemble and process data while being articulate about your findings will be central to your learning with us.

What will I study?

Key subject areas include:

Principles and Applications of Science - understand the key science concepts in biology, chemistry and physics

Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques - be introduced to quantitative laboratory techniques, calibration, chromatography, calorimetry and laboratory safety, which are relevant to the chemical and life science industries

Science Investigation Skills - understand the stages involved and the skills needed in planning a scientific investigation: how to record, interpret, draw scientific conclusions and evaluate

Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practice - develop techniques in collecting, analysing and reporting chemical, physical and biological evidence during forensic investigations

Applications of Criminology

Criminal Investigation Procedures in Practice - develop techniques in collecting, analysing and reporting chemical, physical and biological evidence during forensic investigations

Applications of Criminal and Forensic Psychology

GEM & GAP

Alongside these specific aspects of your course you’ll study English and maths and take part in GAP work placement to develop your skills and get you ready for employment.

What can I do next?

You’ll be all set for higher education, with an Extended Science Degree here at College or an Honours programme at university. You may also be able to find entry-level employment in a laboratory or science-related industry.

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Watford Campus

Hempstead Road,

Watford,

Hertfordshire,

WD17 3EZ, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Hemel Hempstead Campus

Marlowes,

Hemel Hempstead,

Hertfordshire,

HP1 1HD, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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