DNA and Forensic Analysis / DNA agus Anailís Fhóiréinseach

Course Title: Bachelor of Science in DNA and Forensic Analysis 

* 2021 CAO Points 500

Leaving Cert

Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

5

 

Minimum Grade in

Maths

Eng OR Irish

F2/O6/H7

O6/H7

 

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

Are you fascinated by court procedures and forensic science — the application of scientific knowledge and techniques in support of the legal process? There’s been a huge increase in the application of DNA technologies in forensics, in many industries and in the state laboratories. In this course, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills you need to work as an analyst in biotechnology, healthcare, chemical, pharmaceutical and forensic laboratories.

Forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge and techniques in support of the legal process. The application of DNA technologies in forensics, and a wide range of industries and the state laboratories, has increased hugely.

This course will provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the core biological and chemical sciences. You’ll develop practical and problem-solving skills in the laboratory in pharmaceutical, biological and chemical & forensic analysis, as well as both theoretical understanding and practical skills in DNA fingerprinting technology. 
You’ll acquire the multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to work effectively as an analyst in biotechnology, healthcare, chemical, pharmaceutical and forensic laboratories.

  • This course is recognised by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

Graduate Job Titles:

  • Forensic Analyst
  • Analyst
  • Quality Controller
  • Quality Assurance
  • Process Development
  • Regulatory Compliance Officer

Semester 1

  • Biology 1
  • Chemistry I
  • Critical Skills Development
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Laboratory Skills I for Forensics
  • Mathematics 1 for Science Students

Semester 2

  • Biology 2
  • Chemistry 2
  • Laboratory Skills II for Forensics
  • Mathematics 2 for Science Students
  • Physics

Semester 3

  • Chromatography & Evidence Searching (Arson & Explosives)
  • Laboratory Skills III for Forensics
  • General Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Statistics

Semester 4

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Principles of Genetics Mandatory
  • Laboratory Skills IV for Forensics
  • Spectroscopic Techniques

Semester 5

  • Analytical Techniques 1
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Systems
  • Laboratory Skills V for Forensics
  • Organic Reactions and Mechanisms

Semester 6

  • DNA Analysis I
  • Law and Ethics for Forensics
  • Laboratory Skills VI for Forensic Science
  • Materials and Trace Analysis
  • Pharmacology

I loved the on-campus crime scene aspect to the course. Really enjoyed the mock trial in the court room you experience. This showed us all aspects of what you could encounter in Forensic Analysis.

  • L8, TU864, DNA and Forensic Analysis
TU Code

TU752

Level

Level 7

Award

Bachelor of Science

Duration

3 years

Number of Places

20

Location

Tallaght

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

School of Science & Computing

Progression Options

Students can progress, based upon performance to TU760 - Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis Level 7.
Students can progress, based upon performance to TU864 - Bachelor of Science DNA & Forensic Analysis Level 8.