Taught course

Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

Institution
University of Leicester · University of Leicester
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject area, e.g. Forensic Science, Chemistry or Biology.

We will also consider extensive and relevant work experience, e.g. in the forensic or criminal justice sector.

You will be expected to have at least a basic knowledge of physical sciences.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this part-time, distance learning course you will learn how to evaluate and interpret different forms of forensic evidence and how to consider its relevance to police investigations. You will study the scientific principles and practical application of the many and varied techniques used to forensically examine different evidence types.

You will learn how to select the most appropriate techniques for different evidence types, how to interpret the results and how to apply critical analysis to determine what that means in terms of evidential value.

The skills and knowledge you will gain on this course will enable you to confidently argue the reasoning behind the interpretation and evaluation of forensic evidence and to demonstrate in a court of law that you are credible as an expert witness.

This course is offered in association with the University of Florida and the University of Canberra.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
27 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
dlstudy@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 2903