De Montfort University Leicester offers Forensic Road Collision Investigation Foundation Degree (FdSc)

De Montfort University Leicester – The Forensic Road Collision Investigation Foundation Degree (FdSc) is a three-year full-time degree course, four years full time including foundation year and six years part-time offered by the De Montfort University Leicester.

Foundation year

If you would like to study one of our science degrees at Kingston University but are not yet ready to join the first year of a BSc (Hons) course, you can include an extra foundation year within your chosen degree.

Course

The first-year offers a broad understanding of the significant branches of biology and biochemistry. You will develop essential laboratory skills, and learn to give detailed scientific explanations for the theory and practices used in modern forensic science. The Introduction to Forensic Science module provides an overview of types of forensic evidence, such as human bones, insects, drugs, toxicology and poisons. IT, numeracy and study skills will be taught as part of these modules.

Second-year introduces specialist topics in forensic biology. These include DNA and human identification, crime-scene processing, application of analytical techniques to the analysis of evidence, counterfeits and forgeries. You will also be introduced to criminal law, including the cross-examination of expert witness testimony and opinion in a mock courtroom setting.

The third-year studies the analysis of body fluids, drugs, fibres, fire and ballistics. You can tailor your studies through option modules in Advanced Analytical Techniques or Forensic Archaeology. Those studying the single honours route will also undertake an independent research project.

Eligibility

Points: minimum 104/112, depending on qualifications, and on joint honours combination

Units: to include two A-levels or equivalent

Subjects:

A-levels 104 points

Subjects: one A-level or equivalent required in Biology, Chemistry or Science (32 points); two science A-levels desirable; General Studies not accepted. BTEC inappropriate subjects admitted (112 points).

Plus GCSE A*–C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings): five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Science.

Tariff points for AS levels completed but not carried forward to A2 level are included in points total.

Curriculum

The University’s courses are carefully constructed to allow you to build knowledge and skills progressively during your degree programme. They regularly update our curriculum to ensure that it covers the latest developments in your subject area, including the research and professional experience that your tutors bring to the course. Our course teams also draw on the wealth of knowledge provided by our professional contacts and highly successful alumni who feed into the design of our courses and offer master classes and workshops to enrich your learning.

Academic skills support

Our courses take a progressive approach to help develop your academic skills through the modules you study. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and computing has an Academic Success Centre that will provide one-to-one advice including generic skills such as essay writing, examination techniques, presentation skills and research skills.

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