UCM Launches Forensics and Criminology Course

An exciting new course has been launched at University College Isle of man (UCM) which will be an important stepping stone for the island’s future psychologists, crime scene investigators and legal professionals.

Ok it’s not about being Sherlock Holmes but Gef just suits the hat.

The BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation will cover six modules including Principles and Applications of Science, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques, Science Investigation Skills, Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practice, Physiology of Human Body Systems and Environmental Forensics.

UCM Course Tutor, Stephen Beardwood, with students

Karen Davies, head of UCM’s Wellbeing Faculty, said: ‘At UCM we’re well-known for providing fantastic art, construction and beauty courses, but people are often surprised to hear about the wide range of courses in other areas such as Health & Social Care, Digital Enterprise, Sport and of course our degree level courses.

‘All of the subject areas at UCM are taught to an extremely high standard with staff who have real-world experience of that subject. Our courses are selected and developed to meet the needs of our Island and our students, so you can be sure that studying at UCM means you get a fantastic education which translates into a future career. This is the perfect foundation for anyone who wants to enter this industry. It’s a fascinating area of study and we’re really excited to be able to offer this course at UCM.’

The qualification is equivalent to three A-levels and provides students with UCAS points to continue their studies at degree level. Alongside the course, students will also study A-Level Sociology and AS Level Psychology.

Anyone wishing to study this course can register their interest by emailing karen.davies@ucm.ac.im