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Foundation Degree Analytical and Forensic Science

Foundation Degree Analytical and Forensic Science


About this course

Forensic science is an exciting and increasingly popular subject and this course has been developed with employability in mind. You will study a broad range of topics from the areas of chemical, biological and biochemical analysis as well as biotechnology. There is an emphasis on developing practical skills to ensure you are ready for employment within a variety of scientific disciplines. You will gain an insight into forensics, discovering how to investigate a crime scene and analyse evidence plus the course covers aspects of psychology and the law in relation to crime.

The foundation degree will help develop your scientific investigative skills in the laboratory in both chemical and biological sciences, with a focus upon applying those ideas to the investigation of crime scenes and forensic evidence. You will learn about investigating a crime scene and gathering the evidence in a professional manner, analytical methods plus the science used in the processes. In addition to modules covering cellular and molecular biology, forensic chemistry and bioanalytical techniques, there is a module in profiling and research techniques.

You will be taught by subject specialists using a wide range of different activities; practical laboratory work, lectures, workshops, tutorials and the collection and analysis of evidence from simulated crime scenes. You will use up to date equipment and during the second year, you will spend time on placement or investigating at least one appropriate scientific workplace.


This course should give you a grounding to apply for entry level positions in the field of analytical science, including technical positions. The course should also give you opportunities to apply for positions within the wider criminal justice sector.

Top up course of BSc (Hons) Analytical and Forensic Science.


You would usually need at least one of the following:
  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes
GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent).

Additional Info

This course is franchised by the University of South Wales.

UCAS Code FF41

Where can I study Foundation Degree Analytical and Forensic Science?


Pontypool Campus
(Full Time)

Call 01495 333 777 to apply today

All courses may be subject to change. Coleg Gwent reserves the right to withdraw courses should they no longer be deemed viable to run.

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