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  • Objectives
    This new course covers the use of chemistry and analytical methods in the world of forensic science. It investigates the methods used to determine the composition of unknown samples – for example, suspected accelerants from arson debris, identification of unknown powders, and gunshot residue on the hands of a suspect.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * a degree (level 6) in an Early Years subject or a degree (level 6) in any subject plus a level 3 qualification in an Early Years subject * a GCSE grade C in English and Maths * a current Criminal Records Bureau clearance * recent and considerable experience across whole 0-5 years age range
  • Academic Title
    BSc Forensic Chemistry
  • Course description
    BSc Forensic Chemistry


    Year 1

    -Foundation Chemistry 1
    -Laboratory Techniques for Forensic Science
    -Maths and IT
    -Foundation Chemistry 2
    -Experimental Chemistry 1
    -Evidence and Issues
    -Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    -Cell Reactions
    -Environmental Chemistry

    Year 2

    -Inorganic Chemistry 1
    -Organic Chemistry 1
    -Crime Scene to Court
    -Analytical Chemistry
    -Law for Expert Witnesses
    -Microscopic Physical Chemistry
    -Forensic Document Analysis
    -Option module
    -Inorganic Chemistry 2
    -Medicinal Chemistry 2
    -Organic Chemistry 2

    Year 3

    -Drugs of Abuse
    -An Introduction to Pharmacology, Toxicology and Immunology
    -Fibre Investigation
    -Firearms and Fire
    -Advanced Analytical Techniques
    -Project 1 and 2 OR Advanced Experimental Skills and Dissertation
    -Clinical Forensic Chemistry
    -Pharmacology and Toxicology

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