Research course

Forensic Science

Anglia Ruskin University · Department of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates are normally expected to hold a 2.1 minimum degree in a relevant subject. An MSc in a relevant subject preferred. Equivalent experiential qualifications may be considered.

Months of entry

January, October, June, April

Course content

Our forensic science students undertake analysis-based research in a diverse range of fields, including: environmental samples (e.g. ground water, soil), human and animal hair including feathers, archaeological artefacts, drugs and other toxins, and glass and other materials of forensic interest.

Information for international students

To apply for our postgraduate Research Degrees, students from outside the European Union require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent test score). For more information on international entry requirements please visit our International Student webpages.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Aside from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Visit for information on educational trusts, or for bank loans at competitive rates. Alternatively, visit your local high-street bank.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 - 60 months
part time
36 - 72 months


part time
30 - 48 months
full time
18 - 36 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science & technology Admissions Team
0845 271 3333