Forensic Investigation & Analysis

Institute of Technology Sligo

 

Course Name Forensic Investigation & Analysis
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG448
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Honours Degree/level 8

Four grade O6/H7 and two grade H5.

Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish.

We require a minimum of 160 points for all Level 8 courses.

A Science subject at Leaving Certificate is ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP
LCVP modules can be counted as one of the passes required when considering LCE entry requirements for IT Sligo courses. CAO points are awarded as follows:

Level Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Scoring System for Eligible Applicants who hold QQI FET/FETAC Awards
A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120. Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.
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Mature Applicants

Expand+IT Sligo welcomes applications from mature students. Up to 20% of places on courses in the Institute are reserved for mature applicants. We recognise the valuable life and work experience that they bring to the courses they undertake.

From your pe...

Alternative Entry

Expand+The Minimum Entry Requirements For Applicants From Northern Ireland (gce As, A2, Avce, Double Award, Btec) Are:
Applicants must have a recognised award at Level 3 on the UK framework of qualifications. GCE AS and A Level, NVQ Level 3, Advanced Diplo...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 25
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2019/20) is payable by all students who do not qualify for a grant or scholarship. SUSI, Student Universal Support Ireland, provides financial support to eligible students. There are two elements...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content Programme Description:
This programme emphasises practical skills; more than 50% of course time is spent in the laboratory. The course has a number of unique features, including the week-long crime scene investigation module, which is taught by practicing forensic scientists and experienced crime scene investigators. In addition, problem-based learning modules encourage students to experiment with a range of laboratory techniques in order to solve problems.
Subjects Taught

Expand+Course Structure:
Year One: Modules include biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and information technology. There are also introductory modules in forensic science and criminal justice.

Year Two: Students expand their knowledge and laborat...

Comment Professional Recognition:
This is the only course on the island of Ireland to be accredited by the Forensic Science Society, UK.
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities:
Graduates work in the wide range of industries where analytical science is required, and initially take up roles as analysts, scientists and technical officers.

Further Study Opportunities:
Graduates may advance to pursue Masters or PhDs in IT Sligo or in other higher education institutions, or complete a number of taught Masters programmes.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 915 5379
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 306
2018 307
2017 341