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United Kingdom, Coventry / London
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This unique course brings two very different disciplines together. In
today’s world, many organisations need employees who are experts in
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This course will help you to understand how modern analytical
techniques are used to prevent and solve crime. You will also develop
a theoretical and practical understanding of analytical chemistry and
forensic science, which can be used in a wide range of industries.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- Links with external professional bodies like The Forensic
Institute Research Network (FIRN) and law enforcement agencies in the
United Arab Emirates
- Experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research
expertise into their teaching
- Links with a large number of local schools, which offer work
experience if you are interested in teaching
- Links with a number of employers such as Veolia Environmental
Services, Severn Trent Water and Chemtura, as well as Excilica, a
chemistry company that was set up by Coventry University
- Guest speakers in specific areas of analytical chemistry and
forensic science, such as environmental disaster management and
offender profiling, to ensure that material is up to date and as
applied as possible
- An extensive laboratory programme where you will gain hands-on
experience in the applied use of key industrially recognised
techniques, such as GCMS, HLPC, FT-IR and ICP-OES. This experience
will provide you with the key laboratory skills that analytical
chemistry and forensic employers require for graduate jobs
- An applied “Crime Scene to Court” approach which aids forensic
understanding by simulating real investigations.
The emphasis throughout this course is on the application of the
basic science to real-life situations. In your first year you will
learn about fundamental principles within chemistry and forensic
science. Subjects include: principles of molecular science, principles
of analysis, chromatography, atomic spectrometry, molecular
spectrometry, sample collection and preparation, forensic science,
biochemistry, genetics, and biomedical analysis.
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 develop the key experimental, data-handling
and reporting skills required in science careers. We also ensure that
students have a thorough grounding in law and statistics, which are
considered vital elements to the modern forensic scientist.
View the course structure and module list from year one through to
your final year.
The applied nature of this course will give you a stimulating
academic experience, but will also provide you with the basis for a
successful graduate career. As a graduate you will be well placed for
employment in a variety of science areas including public services
analysis (for example in air or water analysis laboratories), forensic
science services, food manufacturers, beauty care and cosmetics
companies and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
You may also consider regulatory organisations such as the Foods
Standards Agency (FSA), or the Department for Environment Food and
Rural Affairs (DEFRA).