The Certificate in Forensic Science course is a single-module, distance learning course. It provides students with a broad introduction into forensic investigation, forensic chemistry and forensic biology.
AWARD TYPE: Cert
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Online (no attendance)
COURSE LENGTH: One semester
SCHOOL: School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
CAMPUS: Online Only
START DATE: September and February
No formal prior qualifications will be required to enrol on the course, but students will find a science background useful.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
Workbooks are based on:
For further information on our facilities, resources and laboratories within the School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences, please visit our pages on this website.
You will be supplied with six workbooks covering the above subjects, together with a copy of the most relevant textbook on forensic science. You will also receive a student handbook, and a Student Guide to Study Skills. Assessment is by means of three sets of multiple choice questions and three short essays. There is support from tutors by phone, e-mail or post, if needed.
Assessment is by coursework only, there is no formal examination. Students must submit six pieces of coursework.
"Having received my University Certificate in Forensic Science, I thank my lecturers for their encouragement and support during the course, in particular, due to the nature of my employment with the Antarctic Survey. I found the whole experience both interesting and enjoyable and the quality of the course manuals was excellent".
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Application should be made via the University's Online Application System. In case of difficulty, please contact the School Office at:
School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
University of Central Lancashire
Telephone: +44 (0)1772 891990