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Masters degree in Forensic Science equip postgraduates with the skills to scientifically analyse remains and sites of crimes, for evaluation in a court of law.
Postgraduate specialisms in Forensics include Crime Scene Science, Forensic Biology and Forensic Toxicology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Criminology.
A Masters in Forensic Science advances your skills in the analysis of objects, remains and different areas to understand how crimes are committed and learn about the individuals involved in these crimes. From laboratory analysis to fieldwork and even court practice, you will gain a wealth of transferrable skills and knowledge.
Practical training includes techniques such as fingerprinting (both traditional and genetic), toxicology analysis of samples such as blood, and examining materials through ballistics and trace evidence. Other training may include photography and digital techniques such as 3D modelling.
It is possible to specialise your studies in areas such as biological or chemical criminalistics, which is ideal if you have a career route in mind. These may include first-hand investigation at crime scenes, analysis of evidence in laboratories, or other roles within police or local government departments.
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This course provides postgraduate education in Forensic Science with a further specialisation in Forensic Toxicology. Forensic Science involves the use of scientific techniques and principles to address questions of interest to a court of law. Read more
1 other option available. The Northumbria University Forensic Science MSc is a postgraduate forensic science course that opens the door to a fascinating and fast-moving sector of analytical science building on your previous undergraduate studies, in chemistry, biology or other appropriate science courses. Read more
This course provides postgraduate education in Forensic Entomology. Forensic Entomology involves the use of entomological evidence to address questions of interest to a court of law; most famously, the question of the time-since-death or post mortem interval estimation. Read more
This programme is for graduates with a strong grounding in forensic science who wish to advance their knowledge of the field. It prepares you for a professional role in forensic science within the criminal or civil judicial system, police or forensic practice, or research. Read more
Forensic archaeology is the application of archaeological skills to the location and recovery of human remains and forensic evidence. Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for the medico-legal purpose of establishing identity. . Read more
The MSc Analytical and Forensic Science has been designed to provide expert laboratory training and help you secure employment in analytical science, DNA analysis or forensic science sectors. Read more
The PgDip/MSc Forensic Science concentrates on practices, procedures and analytical techniques used within forensic science, and how they are applied in support of the investigation of crime and the criminal justice system as a whole. Read more
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