Radiocarbon dating sample preparation
If you do not have the grades for direct entry on to the Forensic Science BSc, you can take Forensic Science with a Foundation Year.
It is also possible to take a four-year programme, which leads to an MSci. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply: see Forensic Science with a Year in Industry.
To include: fundamental organic chemistry methodology, chemical handling, use of equipment (including calibration and accuracy), infra-red spectroscopy, analytical chemistry and titrations, colorimetry, gravimetric analysis, solvent extraction.
Data presentation methods: the correct and succinct planning and preparation of scientific reports, correct referencing, data manipulation and presentation, literature searches and library catalogues, academic integrity and referencing styles.
Molecular graphics: use of Marvin Sketch to represent and draw chemical structures and calculate molecular properties, using J-mol and J-ice to present molecular and crystal structures graphically, use of HULIS software to calculate energy levels from Hückel theory.You also develop your investigative and laboratory skills.In your second and final years, you expand your knowledge to cover analytical chemistry, forensic archaeology, digital forensics, fires and explosions, and firearms.You are encouraged to participate in conferences and professional events to build up your knowledge of the science community and enhance your professional development.The School also works collaboratively with business partners, which allows you to see how our research influences current practice.