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MSc Forensic Art & Facial Imaging


University of Dundee    Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification

Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

Forensic artists aid in the identification or location of victims of crime, missing persons, or human remains. They help with the identification, apprehension, or conviction of criminals.

The course starts by giving you a strong foundation in anatomy, observational drawing, and anatomical illustration skills, before moving on to more specialised modules in the second semester.

You will go on to learn the practical techniques involved in a range of forensic art applications including facial reconstruction, post-mortem depiction, age progression, and composite facial sketching. You will use a variety of specialist hardware, including 3D scanners and haptic feedback styluses, and 3D modelling software.

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Entry Requirements

First or upper second class honours degree in art/design or related forensic/anatomical science.

A portfolio of artwork demonstrating competency across both traditional and digital media. You should submit between 10-15 images including a number of examples from direct observation, such as life drawing or portrait sculpture. You will be invited to upload your portfolio after we receive your application.

Relevant professional experience will be taken into account if you have no graduate qualifications.


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