Forensic Science (Professional Practice and Research)

Murdoch University

Master On Campus
24 months
2520 AUD/credit
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In this Forensic Science (Professional Practice and Research) from Murdoch University course, 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. 


As part of your Forensic Science (Professional Practice and Research) from Murdoch University  degree, you'll also complete a year-long research project to further hone your expertise. 

If you have a degree in science, or a relevant bachelor's degree, this course 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.

You’ll complete a one-year research project within your master's degree, giving you specialist knowledge about a topic, and setting you up for potential progression to further research to a PhD.

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 included:

  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Homicide and Death Investigation
  • Fingerprinting and Impression Evidence
  • Human DNA Profiling
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Forensic Chemistry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 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.

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 : 099647J

  • 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

  • National

    2520 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2520 AUD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

National tuition fee-  from $2520 per 3 credits


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Forensic Science (Professional Practice and Research)
Murdoch University


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