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Forensic Science (Forensic Biology) MSc

Forensic Science (Forensic Biology) MSc

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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) Biology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides postgraduate education in Forensic Science with a further specialisation in DNA/Body fluids; which is the main discipline of Forensic Biology. Forensic Science involves the use of scientific techniques and principles to address questions of interest to a court of law. This course aims to provide you with an overview of forensic science in general, following the crime scene to court model. This includes a series of crime scene exercises in our crime scene facilities, covering strategies for crime scene examination and an exploration of techniques associated with crime scene examination.

Modules

The module aims to provide students with a more in-depth knowledge in two forensic disciplines: core and an elective. The core will be based on the student's MSc course and the elective from one other area. Typical topics covered could include: ? Anthropology: and interpretation of skeletal evidence ? Biology: DNA profiling and body fluid examination, ? Toxicology: drugs and metabolites and the use of techniques such as GC and HPLC, ? Entomology: insect recovery, identification and PMI estimation. Other electives may also be offered but the University reserves the right not to run an elective if insufficient students choose it. The module includes a statistics section initially covering basic methods (mean, standard deviations, probability theory, etc.) before moving on to more applied statistical methods including the analyses of variances, and assessing significance. In addition this module will cover various skills required of a good forensic scientist and practitioner, including literature searching, critical analysis of published works and presentation skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree in any science related subject or equivalent is required.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages