Taught course

Forensic Science

Institution
University of Strathclyde · Department of Chemistry, Pure and Applied Chemistry
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

MSc: First or second class Honours degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Zoology or Botany. Candidates with combined British university degrees, equivalent experience or degree from another country can also apply. PgDip/PGCert: Ideal for candidates marginally underqualified for entry to the MSc bnut also have relevant experience. Forms must be returned by end of February.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Conversion course to qualify as scientific and court-going forensic scientists. Covers criminalistics, forensic chemistry, toxicology, drugs of abuse, body fluid analysis, hair and fibre analysis and questioned documents. Emphasis on scenes of crime appraisal and presentation of evidence in witness box, strong written and verbal communication skills and problem-solving analysis.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 is required for all non-English speakers.

Fees and funding

EPSRC (European students only).

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

PGCert

full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Dissertation20
Oral exam20

Course contact details

Name
Dr Niamh Nic Daeid
Email
n.nicdaeid@strath.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)141 548 2100
Fax
+44 (0)141 548 2532