Analytical Chemistry And Forensic Science Bsc (hons)
Duration : 3 Years
Intake : Sep
Level : Undergraduate
Tuition & fees : £ 14,400 Per Year
IELTS : 6.0
TOEFL : 0
PTE : 0
About this course
This degree allows you to practice techniques to build forensic evidence records and oversee investigations from ‘crime scene to courtroom’.
Analytical chemistry techniques are used in a diverse range of industries – from medical, pharmaceutical and environmental analysis to cosmetics and food manufacture. Alongside molecular sciences, they are also used extensively during the investigation of criminal offences, in areas such as toxicology, fibre analysis fingerprints, questioned documents, the analysis of blood, DNA and fire/explosives residue.
Responding to the growing demand for analytical scientists both nationally and internationally, this exciting course recognises the multidisciplinary requirements of the modern analytical chemist and aims to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge needed by such employers. Our multimillion pound, state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories and a video linked ‘crime-scene’ house where you can gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques.
Our experienced staff adopt a ‘Crime Scene to Court’ approach to their teaching, which really helps you to understand forensics, in particular the need to methodically collect samples, analyse them and present the results to the standard required by the courts. However, the multidisciplinary nature of this predominantly analytical chemistry course means that graduates are well placed to seek work in multiple fields of employment, evidenced by our excellent 100% graduate employability record. (DLHE, 2014/15)
This is a varied, applied course, which focuses on the application of the basic science to real-life situations, such as the procedures of a forensic investigation from the collection of evidence right through to the trial.
Analytical measurements are now an essential component of 21st century life, required to identify and control the quality of a vast array of products and samples – from medicines, textiles, agricultural products and forensic samples, such as illicit drugs, right through to the air that we breathe and food that we eat.
Designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of modern analytical chemistry, our course helps prepare you for a career in contemporary science. Introducing some fundamental chemistry theory throughout the course, we start with simple concepts, such as the principles of bonding, reaction rates and preparation techniques, but rapidly advance to complex spectroscopy and separation theory. To help ensure you are ‘industry ready’ on graduation, we also cover important aspects like quality control, statistics and equipment/experimental validation techniques.
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