BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Analytical Chemistry and Forensic Science

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

This is a varied, applied course, which focuses on the application of the basic science to real-life situations, such as the procedures of a forensic investigation from the collection of evidence right through to the trial.

Analytical measurements are now an essential component of 21st century life, required to identify and control the quality of a vast array of products and samples – from medicines, textiles, agricultural products and forensic samples, such as illicit drugs, right through to the air that we breathe and food that we eat. 

Designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of modern analytical chemistry, our course helps prepare you for a career in contemporary science. Introducing some fundamental chemistry theory throughout the course, we start with simple concepts, such as the principles of bonding, reaction rates and preparation techniques, but rapidly advance to complex spectroscopy and separation theory. To help ensure you are ‘industry ready’ on graduation, we also cover important aspects like quality control, statistics and equipment/experimental validation techniques. 

Programme description

This is a varied, applied course, which focuses on the application of the basic science to real-life situations, such as the procedures of a forensic investigation from the collection of evidence right through to the trial.

Analytical measurements are now an essential component of 21st century life, required to identify and control the quality of a vast array of products and samples – from medicines, textiles, agricultural products and forensic samples, such as illicit drugs, right through to the air that we breathe and food that we eat. 

Designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of modern analytical chemistry, our course helps prepare you for a career in contemporary science. Introducing some fundamental chemistry theory throughout the course, we start with simple concepts, such as the principles of bonding, reaction rates and preparation techniques, but rapidly advance to complex spectroscopy and separation theory. To help ensure you are ‘industry ready’ on graduation, we also cover important aspects like quality control, statistics and equipment/experimental validation techniques. 

Key Modules

The applied nature of this course not only provides a stimulating academic experience, but also means that you have extensive opportunities to graduate as an all-round analytical chemist with a thorough training in the applications of forensic science.

This means you should 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, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. 

The skills of analytical chemists are also increasingly in demand for checking the quality of our food and water, protecting the environment and monitoring industrial materials and processes. You may also consider regulatory organisations such as the Foods Standards Agency (FSA), or the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

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Module & Subject
Entry Requirements

For entry to Year 1, you will need to successfully complete and pass the Foundation programme. Exceptional candidates with good marks in the Bangladeshi Higher School Certificate (HSC) may be considered for Year 1 of a Bachelor degree programme. We would also accept candidates studying for A-Levels with the correct number of tariff points.
You may also apply for Year 1 if you have completed the first year of a relevant degree. Advanced standing to Year 2 is possible if you have completed 60 credits of a relevant degree in Bangladesh or to Year 3 of some degrees if you have completed 90 credits of a relevant degree in Bangladesh
We also welcome students with the International Baccalaureate diploma. We require 28 points or more to be considered for direct admission to Bachelor degree courses.
IELTS - 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  13700.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Coventry University ,Priory Street,Coventry, United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER