Taught course

Forensic Science

Teesside University · School of Science, Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an Honours degree (at least 2.2) in an appropriate related discipline, ie biology, chemistry, biomedical science, biochemistry and forensic science.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences - the international professional body for forensic science.

We are an established centre in the UK for postgraduate education in forensic and crime scene science. Our forensic teaching staff have close links with the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology, police forces including Cleveland Police and Durham Constabulary, the College of Policing and many forensic science providers – these links enhance your learning and contribute to our excellence in forensic research.

The course concentrates on the practices, procedures and analytical techniques of forensic science, and how they are applied in support of the investigation of crime and the criminal justice system as a whole.

On completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of forensic science and how scientific methods are applied to the investigation of crime. You benefit from our links with practitioners and organisations working in the field. In addition key members of staff are former forensic scientists or crime scene scientists with considerable operational experience. Expect to carry out analytical and practical work in the University's on-campus Crime Scene House Laboratory which is fully equipped with CCTV, the specialist analytical laboratories and the forensic DNA analysis facilities.

You would study six taught modules followed by a 60 credit in-depth project.

* Advanced Analytical Laboratory

*Forensic Biology

* Forensic Chemistry
* Forensic Investigative Strategy
* Legal Issues and Evidence Reporting
* Research Methods and Proposals

* Research Project

All modules are assessed by in-course assignments, including a courtroom-based expert witness assessment and end exams.

Information for international students

All International students require and IELTS of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands.

Fees and funding

For information on funding please visit our web-site www.tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions, Science and Engineering
+44 (0) 1642 738 800
+44 (0) 1642 342 401