Forensic Science (Professional Practice)

Murdoch University

Master On Campus
18 months
34707 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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In this Forensic Science (Professional Practice) course from Murdoch University  you’ll learn specialist forensic disciplines including bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA), fingerprint and impression analysis, pathology and injury interpretation, anthropology and archaeology, forensic DNA and forensic chemistry.


This Forensic Science (Professional Practice) course from Murdoch University will give you the skills you need to help in criminal investigations.

Reconstruct crime scenes as you learn to collect, process and interpret biological, chemical and physical evidence.

Build your expertise in specimen preparation, sources of contamination, quality assurance, statistical interpretation and the admissibility of evidence as you learn to prepare and deliver courtroom testimony.

Your career

You’ll graduate with the specialised skills you need to work with the police, national security and defence or other investigative authorities.

Careers could include:

  • Crime Scene or Forensic Investigator
  • Forensic Biologist
  • Forensic Chemist for Police, Fire and Emergency services
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Forensic Researcher (universities or government organisations).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Homicide and Death Investigation
  • Fingerprinting and Impression Evidence
  • Human DNA Profiling
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Advanced Research Methods for Scientists
  • Digital Forensics
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Code 089467G

  • A recognised Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) with evidence of studies in biology or biochemistry or chemistry, or, completion of the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science (Professional Practice) (C1131) or Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science (Professional Practice) (G1085) with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34707 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34707 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.

At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use the university's Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.


  • We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
  • The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Forensic Science (Professional Practice)
Murdoch University