Course Description

Pre-University Forensic Science

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course will introduce students to the basic principles of forensic science.
Students will participate in laboratory work, with a particular focus on how evidence is collected and analysed for use in legal cases.
Students will gain a knowledge of the link between the sciences and how these are put to use in the Irish legal system.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Criminal Law
• Criminology
• Biology
• Laboratory Techniques
• Chemistry
• Mathematics
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Physics
• Microbiology

• Level 5 Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

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Course Code 5M3807
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Forensic Science, Science & the Built Environment
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates may pursue degree courses such as Digital Forensics and Computer Forensics at TUD Blanchardstown or South East Technological University Waterford. Students can progress onto the Level 8 QQI award in Applied Social Studies at TUD Blanchardstown. Graduates may also progress onto many other degrees at Level 7 and 8 in Universities and ITs or private colleges around the country, along with progression options to the UK. Future areas of employment can include Forensic Medical Examiner, Forensic Engineer, Crime Scene Investigator and Crime Laboratory Analyst. Graduates of a Level 7 degree may progress to employment with Forensic Ireland. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: TUD Blanchardstown: TU863 Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (Level 8, 4 Years) TU851 Analytical Chemistry – Environmental Forensic Pharmaceutical (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU864 DNA and Forensic Analysis (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: SE602 Computer Forensics and Security (Level 8, 4 Years) ATU GMIT: GA786 Forensic Science and Analysis (Level 8, 4 Years) ATU Sligo: AU859 Forensic Investigation and Analysis (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: MH208 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC121 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY303 Biomedical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY301 Science (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: SE602 Computer Forensics and Security (Level 8, 4 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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