MSc Forensic Science is designed for both graduate students and forensic practitioners. It will develop theoretical knowledge and practical application of the key aspects of forensic science. On this course you will initially cover the fundamentals of forensic biology and forensic chemistry that underpin much of the laboratory analysis associated with forensic investigations. Following on from this, the recovery and processing of a variety of evidence types found at crime scenes will be studied in detail as will the evaluation and presentation of that evidence in a legal context. You will have access to extensive modern facilities with state-of-art facilities, including our crime scene houses, forensic, chemistry and biology laboratories. After completing six taught modules students will undertake a three module research project which will develop research skills – a diverse range of projects are available, both within the University and through external placements.
Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, at 2(ii) level or higher, or equivalent. Formal qualifications may not be required if you can demonstrate appropriate professional experience.
International applicants for the programme will be required to have a minimum level of proficiency in English Language equivalent to IELTS band 6.5.
Research Methods (20 Credits)
The Expert Witness in the Legal Process (20 Credits)
Research Project (60 Credits)
Forensic Biology (20 Credits)
Separation Science and Mass Spectrometry (20 Credits)
Crime Scene Science (20 Credits)
Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance (20 Credits)
Document Investigation (20 Credits)
Evaluation of Genetic Data (20 Credits)
Molecular Spectroscopy (20 Credits)
Practical Fire Investigation (20 Credits)
Analytical Forensic Toxicology (20 Credits)
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