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Forensic science, or forensics, is concerned with gathering and analysing the evidence from a criminal case with the purpose of revealing the truth. By analysing fingerprints, footprints, blood spatter, traces and remains, forensic scientists seek to reveal the identities of criminals, as well as the complete facts related to criminal events.

Forensic science degrees rely on other sciences like medicine, physics, engineering, computer science, psychology and many others. Forensics specialists form interdisciplinary teams of experts and go through complex scientific processes to piece together the complete picture of a crime scene.

Forensic science also includes more specialised sub-fields, sometimes offered as stand-alone degree programmes in forensic medicine, forensic anthropology, drug analysis, toxicology, entomology, environmental forensics, biological evidence, forensic DNA analysis, and more. Students who want to pursue a Master's degree in forensic science will benefit from practical classes and lab work, and gain valuable skills that will help them investigate facts such as analytical and critical thinking, computer training, and scientific writing.

Graduates may practice in crime and medical diagnostic labs, medical examiners, offices, prosecution attorney offices, hospitals, clinical chemistry laboratories, crime laboratories, law enforcement, education, and criminal defence.

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M.Sc. Forensic Genetics and Human Identification

The MSc Forensic Genetics and Human Identification at University of Wolverhampton is a comprehensive course incorporating the full methodological repertoire of Forensic Genetics and DNA analysis, Physical Anthropology, Crime Scene Investigation and Human Identification based on biometric assessment of a variety of physical characteristics.

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M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

The only of its kind in Scotland, this Forensic Psychology programme from Glasgow Caledonian University is accredited by the British Psychological Society and designed for graduates with a psychology degree. It is your first step towards chartered status and membership in the Division of Forensic Psychology.

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M.Sc. Forensic Psychology - Terrorism

Walden University’s 100% Online MS in Forensic Psychology program prepares you to apply strong new insights, skills, and perspectives to a variety of nonclinical roles in areas like cybercrime, criminal investigative analysis and profiling, terrorism, and victim advocacy. 

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M.Sc. Forensic Psychology - Self-Designed

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