Entry requirements

You need an Honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a relevant science, including Forensic Science. Application and selection The MSc Analytical Forensic science will typically enroll 15- 20 students per year. It is expected that demand for places will be high so interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the Programme Manager.

Months of entry


Course content

Enhance your depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and practical skills with this Analytical Forensic Science Masters from Liverpool John Moores University. Prepare for analytical careers in forensics and beyond.

  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time)
  • Study a curriculum informed by research and industry practice
  • Benefit from LJMU’s investment in Analytical Chemistry, accessing cutting edge technology, state-of-the-art laboratories and new crime scene facilities
  • Learn from analytical forensic chemists, molecular biologists, crime scene and fire investigation specialists and leading national experts
  • Develop transferrable legal and research skills
  • Enjoy extensive career opportunities

Analytical Forensic Science is one of four forensic programmes offered by LJMU. All four options share a number of common modules, but each course has its own distinct identity.

Analytical Forensic Science has a heavy practical bias, enabling you to explore current and emerging analytical techniques and practices.
Using state-of-the-art laboratory, crime scene and moot room facilities, you will:

  • explore the criminal justice system as a setting in which a forensic scientist might work
  • be able to apply appropriate techniques following the analysis and evaluation of complex forensic cases
  • learn to critically evaluate current crime scene techniques

You will enjoy a first class learning environment at the city centre Byrom Street site which boasts an ongoing £12 million laboratory investment programme and state-of-the-art research facilities in the newly developed Life Sciences building. Legal aspects of the course are taught in the Moot Room at the multi-million pound Redmonds building on Brownlow Hill.

This is a full time, year-long Masters course although you can opt to work at a slower pace and study over three years. There may even be the option to carry out the dissertation project in your existing place of work.
On joining the course you will be appointed a personal tutor who will offer academic and pastoral support. The School also operates an open door policy, providing access to members of staff when you need them.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Science for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at ScienceAdmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 2888

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090