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 course 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.

You’ll be introduced to new subject areas, advanced analytical and forensic techniques and a wide range of industry-standard instrumentation. There is an emphasis on the use of such instrumentation , which will develop your practical skills further.

What you will study

The curriculum is designed to enhance and complement your foundation degree studies. You will study 120 credits at Level 6. Modules will include:

  • Research, Professional Practice and Employability in the Forensic Sciences (20 credits)
  • Practical and Instrumental Analytical Chemistry (20 credits)
  • Biological Anthropology (20 credits)
  • Forensic Microscopy (10 credits)
  • Electron Microscopy and X-ray Analysis in Forensic Science (10 credits)
  • Fire and Explosion Investigation (20 credits)
  • Toxicology (20 credits)

Practical and Instrumental Analytical Chemistry

This module will extend your knowledge of core...

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The following instrumentation is used to enrich the student learning experience:

Document Examination 2 x Foster and Freeman ESDA instruments. Glass Refractive Index Measurement (GRIM 2) Foster and Freeman. Superglue Fingerprint Cabineto Mason Vactron MVC500.

Various Microscopes.

Applied Biosystems AB3130 DNA Analyser and associated PCR system.
UV/Vis Spectroscopy including 2 x Unicam UV/Vis spectrometers, 2 x Cecil UV/Vis spectrometers, 2 x Perkin ElmerLambda UV/Vis spectrometers, 2 x Perkin Elmer...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

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International Students

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  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017