Taught course

Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

University of Leicester · University of Leicester

Entry requirements

2:1 degree (or equivalent) and/or extensive and relevant work experience. If your first language is not English you will need to satisfy the University's English language requirements (IELTS 6.0).

Months of entry


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.

Fees and funding

Most students finance their postgraduate studies from a combination of sources, including loans, employer sponsorship, scholarships, personal savings and part-time work.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
27 months

Course contact details

Forensic Science Team
+44 (0)116 252 2612