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Forensic Bioscience, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
This Masters-level Forensic Bioscience course from Liverpool John Moores University is ideal for forensic science practitioners and science graduates with its state-of-the-art facilities and research-informed curriculum.

About

The Forensic Bioscience MSc course from Liverpool John Moores University  attracts graduates from disciplines including biology, zoology, biochemistry and forensic science, as well as those working in DNA Analysis, forensic biology, anthropology and the environmental sector. Indeed, anyone interested in the molecular and biological aspects of forensics will appreciate this programme.

You will explore emerging and specialist disciplines as well as extending your understanding of current and biological techniques and practice. Developing analytical, critical and problem solving skills, you will become a creative problem solver. You will also enhance your independent research skills, going on to enjoy excellent career development opportunities in forensic and analytical biosciences.

Career

The Forensic Bioscience department has an impressive range of national and international industry contacts and works closely with local police forces.

Numerous career paths are available including forensic practice, working in biology-based industries, the NHS, trading standards and teaching and lecturing in schools, colleges and universities. Further possibilities include roles working with diagnostic products, proficiency testing, quality assurance, reference standards and genomics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Bioscience
  • Law and Court Room Skills
  • Research Methods
  • Bioanalytical Techniques
  • Forensic Research Methods 
  • Fire Investigation 
  • Trace Evidence Analysis 

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 12 months
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:

          6.5

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        • Minimum required score:

          58

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: Lower Second Class

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        a minimum 2:2 honours degree in a relevant science, including forensic science

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        General Requirements

        • a minimum 2:2 honours degree in a relevant science, including forensic science

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          14450 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 14450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
        • EU/EEA

          7100 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 7100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Liverpool

        • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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