Taught course

Forensic Science (Body Fluids/DNA)

University of Huddersfield · Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

At least a 2:2 Honours degree in a science subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides postgraduate education in Forensic Science with a further specialisation in DNA/Body fluids; which is the main discipline of Forensic Biology. Forensic Science involves the use of scientific techniques and principles to address questions of interest to a court of law. This course provides you with an overview of forensic science in general, following the crime scene to court model. This includes a series of crime scene exercises in our crime scene facilities, covering strategies for crime scene examination and an exploration of techniques associated with crime scene examination. You will also receive a comprehensive overview of most of the forensic science disciplines through the forensic biology and forensic chemistry module. You will also explore quality, which is an increasingly fundamental issue within forensic science industry; as well as the presentation of evidence and preparations for defending your evidence in a court of law.
The course then moves onto more specialised modules focusing on forensic genetics and body fluid examination. Forensic genetics covers biochemistry and molecular biology as pertaining to forensics, STR analysis, including interpretation of DNA profiling results, including mixture calculations. You will receive hands on experience of DNA analysis and interpreting DNA profiling results. In addition you will explore body fluid examination, including blood stain pattern analysis.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Assistant (S368)
01484 473867