Taught course

Forensic Science

UWE Bristol · Department of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

For more information, see our listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button further down the page.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study MSc Forensic Science?

This conversion course means you do not have to currently hold an undergraduate degree in Forensic Science to apply for this.

It provides you with the required knowledge and skills to enter into a career in forensic science.

During this one year masters course, you'll receive high level training in analytical science, incorporating elements of biology, chemistry and law. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of not only the scientific issues that affect the outcome of criminal trials, but also societal factors such as unconscious bias and juror expectation.

Forensic science is the application of a broad range of scientific analyses for the assistance of courts of law. If you have an analytical mind-set and enjoy problem-solving, this master's course will enable you to deepen your knowledge gained from a scientific or analytical background, to specialise in a field where you'll add real value to society.

You'll also undertake a substantial research project based on your interests and career goals.

Why UWE Bristol?

Designed with input from industry professionals and with a strong practical focus that mirrors real life, you'll learn the full range of skills needed to launch a career in this interesting field.

Your learning will follow the journey of evidence from a crime scene, through to analysis in the laboratory, and finishing with the evaluation and presentation of the evidence in the criminal courts.

You'll make full use of our range of simulation facilities, including a 'crime scene house', as well as laboratories,and mock courtrooms.

You'll benefit from specialist guest lectures and research seminars, and be able to take advantage of our broad range of extracurricular activities, such as forensic book club, forensic film club, CV and online portfolio development, and employability workshops and fairs.

Where can it take me?

Your scientific and legal knowledge, combined with the highly analytical nature of this course, means you'll develop skills that will appeal to a wide range of employers.

Careers can include forensic biologist, DNA analyst, forensic chemist (trace evidence), forensic toxicologist, crime scene investigator, geneticist, teacher or project management.

For more information, including the most up to date module listing, see the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the ‘Visit website’ button located further down this page.

Fees and funding

For more information, see our listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button further down the page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Use scientific problem-solving to benefit society. Designed with input from experienced professionals, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of the scientific methods used in criminal investigations, and the skills to develop a career in the justice system and beyond.

Course contact details

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