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Forensic Science

This 2 year course is perfect for you if you are considering a career in forensics. You will develop your forensic science knowledge and learn practical skills to enable you to apply them to a range of real-life settings and work places. You will study a variety of modules relating to Forensic science such as Evidence Collection and Analysis, Genetics and Investigation Skills. You will be taught practical skills in our well-equipped, modern laboratories. Most of the qualification is assessed by coursework such as writing reports or designing posters; there are also external exams for some of the units. Teaching will look at real-life case studies and incidents wherever possible. This course will enable students to progress onto an undergraduate degree (it is equivalent to studying 3 A levels) or further professional qualifications in a wide range of Science based/related areas. At South Devon College you could progress onto one of our Science-based Foundation Degrees – Bioscience, Marine Science or Animal Science and even top up to a BSc. You could also progress into employment with opportunities such as working as a Forensic Analyst, Crime Scene Investigator, Trainee Police Officer or DNA Research Assistant.

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What will I learn?

“I joined the College to study GCSEs, including Chemistry, English and Maths. I wanted to work in veterinary science, so I then progressed to a range of science-based A Levels, and after gaining A grades in all subjects, I was able to continue onto a Veterinary Science degree at Cambridge University. I can now look forward to a career in something I’m passionate about, and I can’t wait to get started.”James Hawkesby

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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