Taught course

Forensic Science

Institution
Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or an equivalent qualification, related to chemistry or biology that includes chemistry, biology or medicine topics in the final year, and a completed a scientific research project or module.

Relevant work experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

You will gain knowledge and scientific skills that are directly applicable to the field of forensic science, with prospects of employment in forensic science laboratories as well as in other analytical science laboratories.

The course involves a unique combination of forensic chemistry and forensic biology, covering subjects such as trace evidence, toxicology and DNA analysis. Once you have covered the underlying principles of both areas, you can then specialise in your chosen field for your MSc research project.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, which enhances its credibility and currency among potential employers.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
0191 227 4444