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Forensic Science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws, mainly during criminal investigations. During this two-week course, students will uncover the origin and history of Forensic Science and how it is applied in the present day. The course will introduce a wide range of theoretical and practical knowledge to cover the topics of chemical analysis, toxicology, DNA profiling, and estimating the time of death. After building a solid foundation, students will then go on to learn how forensic methods and their findings can influence the law by looking at expert witness testimonies.
The teaching on this course will involve a mix of lecture-based and interactive learning, and students will have the opportunity to undertake practical exercises on fingerprinting and crime scene analysis.
By the end of the two-week Forensic Science course, your reflective writing and group work skills will have improved due to completing written and oral assessments. You will also be able to interpret forensic evidence and have an understanding of the current limitations and applications of forensic science. This course will not only equip you with the skills and knowledge to help you progress in your further studies and career, but that it will also empower you to think more widely about the value that forensic science brings to our society.
This subject is part of the New Perspectives course at Oxford Royale's Oxford summer school.
The New Perspectives summer course, for students aged 13 to 15, is suitable both for those who are trying to decide what to pursue in further education, and for those who simply want to learn about a variety of interesting subjects - 17+ study options are available!
Students choose two morning classes and one afternoon workshop to provide a diverse and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or try out something new. Students studying New Perspectives in Oxford get the chance to live and learn in a college of the University of Oxford or in our 17th-century manor house, Yarnton Manor.
No specific experience or skills are expected of students wishing to participate in this course, although a strong command of the English language is vital. We ask students to bring a laptop with them. If any additional course-specific equipment or software is needed, you will be notified in advance.
The New Perspectives programme - our flagship Oxford summer course for 13-15s - allows you to combine different subject options to enable a flexible, tailored programme that best suits your academic needs
To view other options, select your choice of options and apply, please visit the main New Perspectives Programme page
With the New Perspectives Programme, you also get:
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.