Certification

QQI Level 5 – General Studies - Code 5M3114

Duration

1 Year Full-time

Aim

The aim of this course is develop knowledge and skills in order to pursue an entry level career or further study in the area of Forensics Science.

Forensics Science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws, during criminal investigation, as governed by the legal standards of admissible evidence and criminal procedure. Career opportunities include employment in laboratories in a variety of sectors from forensics, environmental, pharmaceutical and food industries.

Students who complete the course will have gained a skill set that could lead to employment in entry level vocational positions.

Entry Requirements          

  • Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent. 
  • For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

Core Modules
  • Communications
  • Research & Study Skills
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
Elective Modules
  • Database Methods
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Laboratory Skills

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Work Experience

Two weeks’ work experience is incorporated into this course.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include employment in laboratories in a variety of sectors from forensics, environmental, pharmaceutical and food industries.

Progression

This programme has strong progression into Higher Education Institutions, such as:

Progression to the following Degree courses:

TUD: TU758 – Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

TUD: TU863 – Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

TUD: TU864 – DNA and Forensics Analysis

UCD: DN530– Humanities

UCD: DN600– Law

UCD: DN700 – Social Sciences

 

Graduates can also avail of alternatively progressing to Level 6 QQI awards.