Forensic Investigation & Analysis

Institute of Technology Sligo

 

Course Name Forensic Investigation & Analysis
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG437
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Higher Certificate/Level 6 And Ordinary Degree/Level 7

Five grade O6/H7. Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics* and English or Irish.

A Science subject at Leaving Certificate is not a requirement.

Bonus Points for Maths
25 a...

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

Expand+Programme Description:
This programme emphasises practical skills; more than 50% of course time is spent in the laboratory. This gives students the opportunity to work in teams and use state-of-the-art equipment in the area of analytical science. T...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Course Structure:
Year One: In first year, the focus is on foundation science. Modules include biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and information technology. There are also introductory modules in forensic science and criminal justice.

Ye...

Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities:
Graduates work in a wide range of industries where analytical science is required. They may be initially employed as analysts, scientists or technical officers, while many progress to supervision / management roles within 5 years.

Further Study Opportunities:
Graduates may progress to the BSc (Hons) in Forensic Investigation and Analysis. Graduates have also entered An Garda Síochána and taken up other Honours Degree courses at other higher education institutions.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 915 5379
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 237
2018 240
2017 248