Forensic Science

University of Wolverhampton

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
13350 GBP/year
10650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Forensic Science course at University of Wolverhampton provides you with the opportunity to study the breadth of Forensic Science whilst allowing you to maximise your potential by selecting more than one specialised topic such as: Forensic Genetics; Fire Scene Investigation; Drug Analysis or Forensic Mark Comparison.


During the Forensic Science course at University of Wolverhampton you will study a number of core and optional theory and practical based modules over two semesters with an extended research project in the third semester. 

Typical modules include:  Professional Skills in Forensic Science,  Forensic Entomology, Forensic Anthropology, Evidence Gathering at Fire Scenes, Investigating Drug Crime: from Scene to Court, Forensic Mark Comparison, Research Methods, Research project.

Potential Career Paths

This course will equip you with the relevant scientific and transferable skills for a range of employment options in the forensic science sector including independent providers of forensic analysis, police scientific work, insurance companies, or in the forensic analysis of foods and water or in other laboratory-based work. 

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Professional Skills in Forensic Science
  • Research Methods
  • Evidence Gathering at Fire Scenes
  • Fingerprint identification, CCTV comparison and NABIS
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Entomology and Taphonomy
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Human Identification from Physical Characteristics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Direct applications can be made any time prior to the course start date but we will need sufficient time to process it.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum of a second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Forensic Science or in a related subject with acceptable content of Chemistry or Biology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13350 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part time Home/EU: £5325 per year


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