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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Online Blended

Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online)

University of Canberra

12 months
20000 AUD/year
17400 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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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 
  • 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.

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

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  • International

    20000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /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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