BSc (Hons) Analytical and Forensic Science (Top Up)

Would you like to top-up your Foundation Degree to a full Honours degree in Analytical and Forensic Sciences? The knowledge and practical skills of forensic scientists are highly desirable in a variety of industries. Completion of this one-year BSc (Hons) Analytical and Forensic Science (Top Up) degree will enable you to compete for graduate positions based in forensic laboratories, crime scene investigation teams, toxicology, biomedical and environmental laboratories, police forces, fingerprint bureaus and more. Our Analytical and Forensic Science degree will introduce you to advanced analytical and forensic techniques and the practical use of a wide range of industry-standard instrumentation.

What you will study

The BSc (Hons) Analytical and Forensic Science (Top Up) is designed to enhance and complement your foundation degree studies. You will study 120 credits at Level 6. The Modules will each be worth 20 credits and include:

  • Forensic Microscopy
  • Fire and Explosion Investigation
  • Toxicology
  • Research professional practice and employability in the forensic sciences
  • Advanced analytical chemistry
  • Human Variation and Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Microscopy
In this module you will be introduced to the physical principles and practical application of scanning electron microscopy and x-ray analysis in aspects...

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The Chemistry/Analytical suite of laboratories comprise of:

  • A dedicated Organic (wet) chemistry laboratory
  • A combined Inorganic/Physical chemistry laboratory
  • Two very large general instrument laboratories that house analytical equipment such as High-performance Liquid Chromatography and various types of spectrometer.
  • Two specialised laboratories for performing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy.

The general Biology laboratories include a variety of light...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2018