Taught course

Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation

University of Central Lancashire · School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, at 2:2 level or higher, or equivalent. Formal qualifications may not be required if you can demonstrate appropriate professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation is designed for both graduate students and forensic practitioners. It will develop theoretical knowledge and practical application of the key aspects of forensic science. Students on this course will initially cover the fundamentals of forensic biology and forensic chemistry that underpin much of the laboratory analysis associated with forensic investigations. Following on from this, the recovery and processing of a variety of evidence types found at crime scenes will be studied in detail as will the evaluation and presentation of that evidence in a legal context. Students will have access to extensive modern facilities with state-of-art facilities, including our crime scene houses, forensic, chemistry and biology laboratories. After completing six taught modules students will undertake a three module research project which will develop research skills – a diverse range of projects are available, both within the University and through external placements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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