Taught course

Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

University of Leicester · Department of Chemistry

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


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

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    27 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)116 252 2903