Quality Seal Emagister EMAGISTER CUM LAUDE

Forensic Science and Psychology

Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (England)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
Description

The main aims of this degree are to: Give you a thorough grounding in both the theoretical and practical aspects of forensic science. Enable you to carry out investigations and research, and to assess the reliability of your results.

Important information

Requirements: Required subject(s): GCE A-level Grade C Biology OR Chemistry GCSE(s) Required: English grade C, Mathematics grade C We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
01 October 2016
Cambridge
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
See map

What you'll learn on the course

Psychology

Course programme

Course overview

Forensic Science is the application of scientific disciplines and techniques that may be used to produce evidence acceptable in a court of law. Recent advances in Forensic Science, most famously in DNA analysis, have combined to greatly increase the investigating powers of practising forensic scientists, making this a field of increasing importance and relevance.

This academically challenging course delves into some important and fascinating areas of science. The real focus of this course though is on providing you with the practical skills used by professionals within the field which should make you very attractive to a range of potential employers.

Year one core modules

  • Introduction to Forensic Methodologies
  • Introduction to Biology and Forensic Chemistry
  • Physical and Quantitative Chemistry for Forensic Scientists
  • Key Skills for Psychology
  • Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology

Year two core modules

  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory Quality Management
  • The Forensic Analysis of DNA and Biological Material
  • Spectroscopic Techniques for Forensic Science
  • Project Preparation
  • Scene Laboratory Investigation
  • Research Techniques for Psychology

Year three core modules

  • Advanced Forensic Methodologies
  • Major Project in Psychology or Forensic Science

Year two optional modules

  • Biopsychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Essential Health Psychology
  • Contemporary Social Psychology
  • Personality Intelligence & Psychometrics
  • Learning Memory & Perception

Year three optional modules

  • Language & Thought
  • Clinical Psychology: Behavioural and Biological Approaches
  • Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Consumer Psychology
  • Critical Issues in Health, Illness and Disability
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotion and Consciousness
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Stress and Health

Assessment

Assessment is via a mix of examination, essays, work portfolios, presentations, poster presentations, role play and evaluation of work from practical classes.

Additional information

Career opportunities: This course is specifically designed to prepare you for a career in forensic science.