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Global perspectives on Forensic Science and Biotechnology (Ireland and England)
Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Housing Options: Hostel / Hotel
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Academic Area: Biology & Environmental Science, Forensic Science
Language Prerequisite: None Eligible Majors: Biology, Biotechnology, Forensic Science
Class Eligibility: 6. All Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Global Perspective on Forensic Science & Biotechnology
Ireland and England

Dr. Claire Glynn and Dr. Rosemary Whelan

Program Includes:
  • Tuition
  • Airfare to/from US airport
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Program activities
  • Medical insurance
Program overview:
The program will consist of two 3 credit courses, focused on providing students with insight to the practice of Forensic Science and applications and practice of Biotechnology in Ireland and England. The program will begin in Dublin, Ireland, where students will participate in intensive hands-on training and receive certification in sterile bioprocess techniques at the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT). This will be followed by job shadowing and tours of Alexion and Pfizer Bioprocess facilities. Students will then tour the National Forensic Science Laboratory of Ireland and will meet with some of Europe’s most respected forensic science professionals. The program will then move to London and Oxford, England, where the students will attend seminars on cutting edge research at University College London (UCL) Center for Forensic Science and will visit privately run forensic laboratories. Students will immerse themselves in the culture of both Ireland and England as the program includes group excursions in each location, including a weekend trip to Galway, on the west coast of Ireland, where we will visit the world famous Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands.

Class pre-requisites: FORS 2216 and/or BIOL 2253

Program dates: June 2017

Program fee: $5,800

Courses offered:
BIOL 4775 Global methods and Applications of Biotechnology - Prerequisite: BIOL 2253 Biology 1 for majors. Corequisite: International Approaches to the Forensic Science Industry, and permission of instructors.
This course will expose students to international large scale biotechnology techniques. Students will learn the theory of downstream and upstream bioprocess prior to participating in an intensive two day industrial scale bioprocess training program. Bioprocess techniques in action will be also be observed in job shadowing and site visits to two large state of the art Biopharmaceutical production facilities.

FORS 4775 International Approaches to the Forensic Science Industry - Prerequisite: FORS 2216 Introduction to Forensic Science. Corequisite: Global Methods and Applications of Biotechnology, and permission of instructors.
This course will examine the different approaches various countries take in the way their forensic science industries are set up, how they undertake their investigations, and the types of cases encountered in the individual laboratories. This course will directly compare the setup of US systems with those in both Ireland and England, and will be enhanced by visiting these laboratories and seeing the different approaches first hand.

Cliffs of Moher


Keble College

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/31/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.