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If you are excited by understanding the world from a scientific perspective or pushing boundaries and creating new knowledge then our applied science programmes could give you just the interesting career you are looking for.

You will get the chance to study in our modern laboratories using excellent equipment including finger printing and forgery detection apparatus and microbiological facilities including aseptic work spaces, cultures and fermentation equipment.

Previous students have had work experience with paramedics, at hospital laboratories, an Arson Unit and forensic departments at QinetiQ and De La Rue. There are also visits to outside laboratories and local fire stations to see forensics in practice, with guest speakers including Forensic Collision Investigation Unit.

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Career Opportunities

  • Geneticists
  • Lab Technician
  • Police Forensics
  • Psychologist
  • Pharmaceuticals


You will study in our bright, modern laboratories with industry standard equipment including finger printing kit and forgery detection apparatus, an electrostatic lifter for analysing shoe prints. We also have extensive microbiological facilities including aseptic work spaces and cultures and fermentation equipment.

Student Success

Students have progressed to higher level study at universities including:

University of Portsmouth - Criminology and Forensic Studies

Lancaster University - Biological Sciences

University of Winchester - Criminology

University of Worcester - Forensic Psychology

Birmingham City University - Criminology, Policing and Investigation

Aberystwyth University - Veterinary Biosciences

University of Hull - Physics

Oxford Brookes University - Biomedical Science

Southampton Solent University - Criminology

I’m going to University of Winchester next year to study a BA in Forensic Science and I couldn’t have got there without this course and my teachers at BCoT
Lili Ryman
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