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Forensic investigation is a broad and fascinating area of study that predominantly prepares you for work in the field of criminal investigation, although the principles and skills you learn can be applied in a variety of scientific and investigative contexts.
Taught by professional practitioners, highly-qualified academic staff, and industry-savvy guest speakers, in a variety of stimulating environments, including multiple field trips, and dedicated science, IT and crime scene teaching labs, this exciting degree looks at the forensic investigation of crime scenes and disaster investigations.
Year one is shared with students taking BSc (Hons) Forensic Science, so should you discover the scientific aspects of the course to be more appealing, there is the option to switch degrees at the end of the year. Alongside this, year two and the final year of the course provides the opportunity to study option units, meaning you can tailor your studies to suit your personal goals, interests and career aspirations.
To lend valuable real world experience to your education youâll undertake a five or 30-week work placement, depending on the length of the course you choose, in year three, and in years two and three/four youâll custom build your curriculum; to bring your learning in line with your interests and future career ambitions.
Graduates can move on to typical starting job roles in areas such as Collision Investigators, Junior Forensic Investigators and Lab Technicians to name a few.
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You will study a range of units including AAFS study skills, cell biology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, introduction to forensic investigation, introduction to psychology, crime scene and advanced crime scene, forensic computing, forensic law and practice, forensic science, advanced forensic science, independent research project and international investigations along with a number of optional units.
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Bournemouth is an amazing student city, with new club nights on all the time and a great atmosphere. The beach is lovely and the centre of student life in the Summer. Everybody is friendly, with a great diverse student body. There’s loads of places in town - try the Buffalo, a short bus ride away from the centre but with amazing drinks and staff. The tutors are great, providing interesting and dynamic lectures and offering a load of support and guidance.
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It was fine. The academics were the best part, and the archaeology department is excellent, all the staff are really friendly and they all know you by name cause the course is so small. The uni itself is not the best but definitely not the worst I've seen, and SUBU is pretty good. Accommodation is quite bad, but the quality of the housing is fine, there's just not enough of it. Student houses are usually awful, but there are some good ones around.
My overall uni experience has been pretty fine with Bournemouth.
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