East Coast College (Lowestoft)
Two years full-time.
2023-24 and 2024-25 entry; 80 UCAS tariff points (or above)
The FdSc in Forensic Sciences intends to provide a solid knowledge-base to foster and enhance enthusiasm for Forensic Science and to develop transferable scientific skills. Through the practical application of knowledge you will acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes required by employers in forensic laboratories and scientific support services. You will study a range of modules- some designed to develop your wider scientific and laboratory knowledge and skills – and some to develop the specific skills and attributes needed to work in forensic science.
The FdSc provides a programme for students wishing to build their skills, knowledge and understanding further to progress into the laboratory science sector. Students will study a range of laboratory linked modules and will complete their studies by completing a sector relevant project. The areas of study will provide a strong subject base and practical competence for either seeking related employment, progression within their current employer or going on to further study at level 6 (such as the BSc (Hons) Practical Life Sciences programme).
Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.
Fees and finance
- UK full-time tuition fee: £8,220 p.a
- International full-time tuition fee: £14,598 p.a (inclusive of lab-based fee)
At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
2023-24 and 2024-25 entry; 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC), Pass A*-C (T Level).
QCF/NQF level 3 attainment comprising two years full-time post 16 education;
Candidates for admission shall be at least 17 years of age on or before the date of commencement to their programme of study;
Successful completion of a Science Foundation course or relevant Access to Higher Education course is also recognised as acceptable for entry on to the programme.
Applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), which must include Mathematics, English Language and also Science (unless the level 3 offer is in a direct science subject).
If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.
IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.
If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.