You’ll study the recovery and processing of a variety of evidence types found at crime scenes in detail, as well as the evaluation and presentation of that evidence in a legal context.
After completing six taught modules you’ll undertake a three module research project to develop your research skills. A diverse range of projects are available, both within the University and through external placements.
Why study with us
Access extensive modern facilities including crime scene houses, forensic, chemistry and biology laboratories.
Join a ground-breaking partnership with the University and Lancashire Constabulary – the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.
By the time you graduate from our Forensic Science programme, you will be well placed to start an exciting career in areas of forensic science, biological sciences or chemical analysis.
Our course provides an excellent starting point for a career in the competitive sector of forensic science. Today, you’ll find our former students working in all sorts of forensic science settings – as crime scene investigators, police officers, scientific support personnel and intelligence analysts, at home and overseas. You’ll also learn the transferrable scientific skills that can open doors to government, education, the NHS, biotechnology firms, nuclear industries, pharmaceutical companies and other scientific companies.
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- Research Methods
- The Expert Witness in the Legal Process
- MSc Research Project
- Crime Scene Science
- Fires & Combustion
- Practical Fire Investigation
- Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance
- Forensic Genetics
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- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesForensic Science Criminology Genetics View 222 other Masters in Genetics in United Kingdom
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- Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree or equivalent in a related field
- Formal qualifications may not be required if you can demonstrate appropriate professional experience
- Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience in the sports industry
- A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application
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International14500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time: £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)
Living costs for Preston
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.