Taught course

Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

University of Leicester · University of Leicester

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) and/or extensive and relevant work experience.

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.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £11,000
International students
Total £11,000

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
27 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)116 252 2903