Course: HNC Applied Sciences (Forensic Science)

Study Level

Level 4


Lowestoft Campus


One Year



This course is designed to develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the Forensic Science sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. This qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake it.

This course offers you a broad introduction to the forensic science and professional laboratory science via mandatory units, while allowing for the acquisition of specialist skills and experience through specialist forensic science modules. You will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in evidence-based practice, personal research, self-study, directed study and workplace learning and experience.

Units include:

  • Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques
  • Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques
  • Cell Biology
  • Fundamental of Biochemistry
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Theories and Causes of Crime
  • Psychology in the Forensic Setting

You can apply for this course on the University of Suffolk website to study at the East Coast College Lowestoft campus. Click ‘More Information’ to be taken to the full course and application page.


60 UCAS tariff points or above (or the equivalent).