BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) IN FORENSIC SCIENCE AND ANALYSIS
Why Study Forensic Science and Analysis?
Students will discover how a crime scene is investigated and how to collect and analyse crime scene evidence. They will learn about ethical computer hacking, DNA analysis and much more. There is a large practical and project component to the programme and students will learn skills such as project management, time management, decision making and laboratory practical skills. On completion, graduates will have a qualification that will provide opportunities for employment in a range of areas and will facilitate career advancement to managerial positions.
Much of the programme is based on Chemistry, as this forms the basis of many analytical techniques. Modules include Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Evidence Evaluation, Forensic DNA, Computer Forensics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Crime Scene Investigations.
The graduate will have opportunities for employment in Forensic Science, Analytical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Biotechnology and Biomedical sectors and in Environmental Protection.
Other Essential Information
There is a six-month work placement in year three of the programme.
There is no need to have studied Chemistry for the Leaving Certificate as the fundamentals of all science subjects are delivered in year one.
GMIT honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for post-graduate entry.