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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Medical Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

LJMU's Forensic Bioscience MSc is ideal for forensic science practitioners and science graduates with its state-of-the-art facilities and research-informed curriculum.

  • Enrol on this course which is taught by leading experts in the field and informed by research and excellent industry links
  • Enjoy access to state-of-the-art laboratories, crime scene facilities and a moot room
  • Learn from forensic anthropologists, biologists, crime scene and fire investigation specialists and leading in-house academics
  • Benefit from a local, national or international work placement
  • Develop transferrable skills in legal matters and research methods and specialise in your chosen area

Forensic bioscience involves the understanding and application of many diverse techniques and this programme aims to enhance your depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and practical skills via a stimulating and challenging curriculum.

Unique in the North West, the course is led by experts in the field and focuses on the biological aspects of forensics. Key topics include decomposition, entomology, microbiology, histology and DNA analysis. You will also study forensic medicine and issues such as post mortem interval determination and identification. You will explore the criminal justice system as a setting in which a forensic scientist might work and discover how to apply appropriate techniques to complex forensic cases, critically evaluating current crime scene techniques.

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Forensic Bioscience - Core
Fire Investigation - Core
Law and Court Room Skills - Core
Trace Evidence Analysis - Core
Bioanalytical Techniques - Core
Taphonomy and Trauma Analysis - Core
Research Project - Core
Forensic Research Methods - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:2 honours degree in a relevant science, including forensic science Additional Information IELTS requirements 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) Pearson requirements 58-64 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) RPL is accepted on this course If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details If you have any specific queries, please contact Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements on our website Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more