Research course

Forensic and Investigative Science

University of Central Lancashire · School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
PhDMPhilMDMSc by research

Entry requirements

MSc (by Research): A relevant lower second class Honours degree of a UK university; a relevant MA/MSc (taught), or equivalent. MPhil,

MPhil/PhD: A relevant first/second class Honours degree; or a relevant MA/MSc of a UK university (or equivalent).

MD (Res) candidates shall have held: a registrable medical qualification awarded by a UK university; and have held a research or teaching appointment for at least 3 years prior to entry for the degree; or have been engaged in the practice of medicine or surgery; and have been registered with the UK GMC or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Highly committed to expanding research activities, the laboratories contain specialist equipment. Collaboration and support from industry, other institutions and international links have attracted large grants.

Information for international students

English language training is available to international students in the first year. Depending on qualifications, students may be asked to complete appropriate level 3 modules before commencing research.

Qualification and course duration


part time
84 months
full time
48 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
48 months

MSc by research

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Prof Jai Singh, Dept Research Degrees Tutor
(01772) 893515
(01772) 892929