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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Forensic Science

University of Auckland

12 months
31960 USD/year
6861 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science from University of Auckland teaches students how to develop and apply scientific knowledge and skills to investigate crime. 

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science from University of Auckland is an advanced qualification designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in science or technology related topics. It provides graduates with specialised knowledge and skills in the field of forensic science.

Taught at the School of Chemical Sciences, the PGDipForensic covers a broad range of topics. From DNA analysis to the development of new molecules to aid in the visualisation of fingerprint residues, students will learn about forensic data, chemical analysis, forensic biology and the statistical treatment of forensic data.


The PGDipForensic prepares graduates for employment in the forensic science field.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Document examiner
  • ESR technician
  • Fingerprint examiner
  • Forensic geologist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Pharmaceutical representative

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics and Molecular Biology for Forensic Science
  • Techniques and Applications for Forensic Science
  • Environmental Forensic Science
  • Project in Forensic Science 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31960 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6861 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$9,565.20
  • International: NZ$44,526

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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


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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