Taught course

Forensic Science

Institution
Staffordshire University · Law, Policing and Forensics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 BSc (Hons) degree in a biological, chemical or forensic science discipline or equivalent and/or accredited professional qualifications or vocational experience in relevant areas.

A good standard of English. A minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands) or an equivalent qualification is required for this course. Accredited professional qualifications or vocational experience will be considered.

If students do not have the required qualification but have professional experience, we would encourage you to apply as we consider all applications on their individual merit. Similarly, if you are unsure whether your degree would be appropriate, please contact our enquiries team who will be able to assist you.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this course you will take your science or forensic science degree to the next level with a more detailed exploration of the evidence. You’ll put learning into practice at summer schools on campus.

This MSc will build upon your previous experience of biological, chemical or forensic sciences. You’ll further hone your evidence-gathering skills, including biological evidence, finger marks, footwear marks, documents, fibres and glass.

The emphasis of this award is on accuracy, accountability and thoroughness, with the aim of providing results and interpretation for use by a court of law.

You’ll put theory into practice in our fully equipped crime scene house on two summer schools over one month. You’ll also gain valuable experience in our modern laboratories.

You’ll learn from real case experience through staff expertise. They are involved in courts of law, case work and research with police forces.

This course can be studied part-time which would require a 15 hour per week commitment.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Forensic Science.

Blended learning

This course is offered as blended learning, full-time over 15 months or part-time over 3 years.

Information for international students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
enquiries@staffs.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1782 294000