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Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online)

University of Canberra

Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Online Blended
12 months
20000 AUD/year
17100 AUD/year
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If you are working full-time in the science field, but would like to take a leap into the intriguing world of forensics, then this Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online) from University of Canberra will let you formulate your own tailored solution, allowing you to reach your study goals in your own time.

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 UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

Please refer to our website for detailed info regarding availability/conditions etc

Delivered entirely online courtesy of a collaborative forensic education partnership developed between the University of Canberra , the University of Florida, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Lausanne and Western Sydney University, this one-year (full-time) course will allow you to study forensics across a toxicology, chemistry, medicine, biology, statistics, security, digital imaging and/or environmental forensic science context.

There is no requirement for on-campus attendance across the course, and the flexibility available in terms of unit choice, workload, and full-time or part-time delivery makes it ideal if you are already in full-time employment. 

Upon successful completion of your studies, you will graduate with a degree from the University of Canberra and will be well-placed to either launch a new career in forensics, accelerate your potential for promotion in your existing place of employment, or progress to the Master in Forensic Studies in Forensic Science by enrolling in additional units.

Study a Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • understand the key investigative and analytical concepts that are applied to specific areas of forensic science
  • independently understand how to collect, process and analyse evidence as it relates to areas of specialisation
  • develop the skills to respond flexibly in the broad range of situations that confront forensic investigators
  • learn to work within the legal and regulatory requirements for forensic professionals and as an expert witness
  • accelerate your opportunity for promotion within the industry.

Career opportunities

  • Forensic laboratory technician
  • Forensic officer
  • Forensic toxicologist
  • Laboratory scientist
  • Forensic analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Criminalistics 
  • Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • Environmental Forensics
  • Forensic Security: Biological Agents
  • Forensic Security: Explosives 
  • Forensic Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




24 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

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

  • Applicants must meet the normal requirements for admission to a graduate diploma course or hold qualifications deemed by the University to be equivalent. 
  • Applicants should hold an undergraduate science degree, and it is highly recommended that they have satisfactorily completed a chemistry and/or biochemistry subject at the equivalent of a second year bachelor degree level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17100 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online)
University of Canberra