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Analytical Chemistry and Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

Coventry University

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 14-SEP-20
  • Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 14-SEP-20
  • Sandwich | Main Site | 4 Years | 14-SEP-20

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  • UCAS Course Code

    FF14

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    53rd

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  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

Course Summary

In laboratory sessions, we cover key experimental techniques and develop essential lab, data handling, reporting and broader scientific skills, such as literature researching, information technology, bioinformatics, data processing and the use of statistics. The course is underpinned with practical experience, enabling students to participate in ‘real-life’ simulated situations within our dedicated video-linked crime scene house or mock court room, for example. There is also the opportunity to become familiar with a wide range of other academic disciplines, including cell structures and function, biochemistry and genetics, which play a key role in the forensic arena. You’ll be taught by our experienced staff, many of whom bring professional or research expertise to their teaching in the areas of toxicology, environmental analysis, pharmacology, biochemistry, genomic and molecular biology, as well as highly specialist areas such as footwear analysis and sensor design. They have held roles as quality assurance managers in major pharmaceuticals companies, such as GSK and British Biotech, as forensic scientists in the Forensic Science Service or as analytical scientists in government laboratories. You will have the chance to conduct research alongside members of staff or the many professional organisations we have links with – such as Leicester Royal Infirmary, Key Forensic Services Ltd, Nemaura Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Nicholls Colton, West Midlands Police and Excilica, a chemistry company that was set up by Coventry University. **Key Course Benefits*** Support applying for short and long-term placements in laboratory and industrial settings.* Scene of crime outfit, basic fingerprint kit, laboratory coat and safety spectacles provided for use.High levels of student satisfaction. * Regular guest speakers have previously included: Derek Forrest OBE, Interpol’s lead on Disaster Victim Identification; a former student now working as a DNA analyst and a forensic scientist with many years’ experience of presenting evidence in court.* Many of our staff are professionally recognised as accredited as Chartered Chemists by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Chartered Biologists by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and are professional members of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS).* Hands-on experience of a wide range of laboratory technique techniques including High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, UV and IR Spectrometry, Atomic Emission Spectroscopy, Capillary Electrophoresis, gene amplification using PCR and Gene Sequencing (DNA17). * Strong network of professional agencies and potential employers and excellent research links with Key Forensic Services Ltd and LGC Forensics Ltd, whose practising forensic scientists have previously provided guest lectures and workshops to help students prepare themselves for the real-world experience of forensic science, as well as specific topics for final year research projects.

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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

53rd

About this University

Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists in 1843, Coventry University is a modern institution with a tradition of teaching excellence and student satisfaction. Bases across the country include Coventry, Scarborough and London; one campus is in the heart of the capital's Square Mile. Bold international initiatives and partnerships with organisations across industries enable the university's 50,000 learners world-wide to benefit from placements and global opportunities to enhance their prospects.

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Priory Street

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