Biological and Forensic Sciences

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 8.77 k / program Foreign:$ 11.4 k / program  
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:4363 Duration:36 months

Description

This course introduces you to the theoretical basis and practical application of techniques used in forensic laboratories including analysis of blood, fibres, fingerprints, drugs, documents, DNA and fire/explosives residue.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:

  • Both long (full year) and short placement opportunities and also the chance to undertake project and other research work alongside our academic staff or with the many external organisations we have links with;
  • Experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research expertise into their teaching; Strong links with the oncology department at Leicester Royal Infirmary;
  • Hands-on experience of a range of techniques in biology and forensic science in modern, well equipped laboratories;
  • Combined study of human biology with applications of forensic analysis, thus providing graduates with a wide range of career options;
  • An applied “Crime Scene to Court” approach which really helps you to understand forensics and the need to methodically collect samples, analyse them and present the results to the standard required by the courts.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 8773 Module (EEA)
  • GBP 11448 Module (International)
Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Throughout the duration of your course, you will cover key study and research skills and, in addition, you will study forensic science, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology and human physiology.

This is a varied and very applied course, which will equip you with the knowledge and skills to enter a wide range of graduate careers, as well as postgraduate studies. Laboratory work is a substantial component of the course, enabling you to learn a wide range of techniques in modern, well-equipped laboratories and help you to develop the key experimental, data handling and reporting skills required in forensic and biological careers.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6

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Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements:
  • 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language, Mathematics and Science, or specified equivalents.
Typical Offers
  • A-Levels: CCC to include Biology. Excludes General Studies
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMM in a Biological Science subject
Access: The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit and to include 15 Level 3 Merits in specified subject units * e.g. Biology, Sport Science etc. Access applicants can meet GCSE requirements through their current studies and do not need to have these qualifications separately.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 27 points to include Biology at Higher level

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Coventry University.

Funding

Merit Scholarship Scheme

Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.

  • Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.
  • Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC)
  • There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.
University Research Studentship Scheme

Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.

Science Without Borders

Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.

Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.

If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:

Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study

If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for

  • Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities
  • Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities

If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:

  • Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities
Ferguson Trust Scholarships

Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.

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