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Full time | City Centre Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Northumbria University’s Forensic Science Masters opens the door to a fascinating and fast-moving sector of analytical science, building on your previous undergraduate studies in chemistry or biology.

You will gain knowledge and scientific skills that are directly applicable to the field of forensic science, with prospects of employment in forensic science laboratories as well as in other analytical science labs.

This Masters course involves a unique combination of forensic chemistry and forensic biology, covering subjects such as trace evidence, toxicology and DNA analysis. Once you have covered the underlying principles of both areas, you can then specialise in your chosen field for your MSc research project.

Your research will be supervised by the most appropriate of our inspirational staff, most of whom have extensive experience in practice. They’ve been involved in high profile cases such as the Stephen Lawrence, Joanna Yeates, Suffolk strangler and Jigsaw murder cases.

Our facilities are exceptional, and include a dedicated crime scene house to enable you to examine simulated crime scenes.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, which enhances its credibility and currency among potential employers.

Your Career

This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, which means you’ll develop the exact blend of skills and knowledge required by employers in the sector.

The focus on practical laboratory work, combined with the mix of group work, independent learning and professional practice, will help ensure that you develop skills that are transferable to a range of careers and disciplines.

Forensic science has gained a high profile through TV dramas and, in the years ahead, the sector is likely to be further transformed by technological advances. With an MSc Forensic Science you will be well-placed to take up a fascinating and rewarding role in forensic science laboratories.

What’s more, by developing the attributes of a Masters student, including the ability to solve complex problems, think critically, and work effectively with others and on your own, you will enhance your employability in all sectors of the analytical science industry.

You will also be well equipped to pursue further studies at PhD level.

Modules

The module is designed to develop the participants as independent learners. The module is supported by a teaching and learning plan which outlines the formal sessions, together with the tutor-directed study and independent reading. An interactive approach to seminars will draw upon the directed learning undertaken and participants? own experience of study skills. Directed learning will centre upon a range of activities including pre-reading, preparation for interactive activities and use of the discussion board on the e-learning platform.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£16,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a subject related to chemistry or biology. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Northumbria is an innovative and pioneering university with a mission to ‘Take on Tomorrow’ through empowering the next generation of visionaries and innovators who can challenge the status quo and tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused university with a keen focus on professional practice and a global reputation for academic excellence. It is also renowned for its rich body of innovative...more