Forensic Science Studies

Forensic Science Studies

What is forensic science?

Before you decide to study forensic science, you need to understand what forensic science is. In short, forensic science makes use of specific procedures and methods in order to investigate various aspects of crime. There are different avenues within the forensic science field, including:


    • Digital forensics

    • Forensic chemistry

    • Forensic dactyloscopy (fingerprint identification)

    • Forensic geology

    • Forensic intelligence

    • Forensic linguistics

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Why study forensic science?

Forensic science is an exciting field of interest, and there are many reasons why students choose to study in this direction. Here are some of the reasons:


    • For self-enrichment

    • For enjoyment

    • To gain knowledge

    • To enhance their CVs

    • To discover whether forensic science is something they would like to pursue further

    • For background knowledge and information

    • As a hobby


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Forensic science in South Africa comes with its own set of complications and difficulties. However, this may make it an even more rewarding field to work in, and you may be able to make a valuable contribution by working in forensic science.


If you hope to pursue a career path in forensic science, you will need to make sure that you research the field properly, and that you know what steps you need to follow if you want to become qualified. Studying an introductory course may help you to decide whether this is the right field for you.


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Where to study forensic science:

As a prospective forensic science student, you have many studying options available to you. There are many universities and colleges that offer forensic science courses. It is up to you to do the necessary research, and to make a decision based on what is going to be best for you.


Some courses are offered in conjunction with independent bodies. If this is the case, you may want to contact the independent body directly to find out whether the course provider is authorised to offer the course or not.


It is important to choose a course at an academic institution that is properly accredited. If you are going to be studying in order to pursue a career, you should also make sure that you choose a course that is properly accredited.


Forensic science courses at College SA:

In order to offer you a wide variety of courses relating to Forensic Science, College SA has teamed up with Forensics4Africa (under the Strategic Investigations and Seminars (Pty) Ltd Group of Companies) is registered and accredited as a service provider with the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA) – ID081985269877 to become its distance learning partner.


Click here to read more about College SA and SIS!


Forensic Investigation Studies - Short Courses


Forensic Investigation Studies - National Certificates


Resolving of Crime Studies – National Certificates


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