A minimum 2:1 honours degree in a science subject (or equivalent) from a recognised official Higher Education Institution. Demonstration of proficiency in English is also required for international/EU students.
Months of entry
This scientifically rigorous Master’s programme provides extensive training in the latest techniques being employed in forensic science laboratories around the world.
At Lincoln, you will be taught by experienced academics and practitioners with specialist expertise in analytical and organic chemistry, pharmacy, entomology, anthropology and molecular biology. You will be encouraged to engage in the interdisciplinary research culture at the University of Lincoln and to work alongside academics who are striving to advance forensic science techniques.
Teaching incorporates forensic principles, operating within the context of legal considerations, the role of the expert witness and presentation of evidence. You will learn about the processes involved in providing impartial evidence in criminal investigations, from crime scenes to laboratory and, finally, to the courtroom.
Instrumental analysis for drugs and fire & explosion investigation. DNA fingerprinting. Fingerprinting science. Document authentication. Dye and pigment analysis. Forensic entomology. Physiology and post-mortem change. Criminal investigation analysis. Spectroscopic techniques (including Raman) and separation science. Surface analysis.
Information for international students
International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Dr Jose Gonzalez-Rodriguez
- 01522 886644