M.Sc. On Campus

Forensic Science

University Sains Malaysia

12 months
3076 USD/year
1942 USD/year
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Master of Science in Forensic Science by research from University Sains Malaysia are offered to produce more forensic professionals specializing in the various fields of forensic science.


The Forensic Science master from University Sains Malaysia also provides opportunities for lifelong learning and assist the efforts to profesionalised experts in forensic science with advance academic degrees in line with the advancement of forensic sciences and technologies as well as meeting elevated standard of forensic science services.

What you'll study

To cater for the needs of the students with different undergraduate background, a wide range of forensic sciences fields including criminology, forensic drug analysis, forensic anthropology, forensic document examination, forensic fire investigation, DNA profiling, forensic toxicology, and physical evidence are offered. 

In general, the study involves literature review, proposal presentation, planning and conducting experimental works, research progress presentation, preparation and submission of research articles, and finally submission of thesis for examination.


Corresponding to the mission of School of Health Sciences, the Master of Science (Forensic Science)  provide exemplary forensic science research experience with the aims to

  • nurture intellectual and professional forensic science graduates.
  • produce forensic science graduates who are responsible and possess high ethical standards.
  • transform knowledge to develop and sustain social well-being.

Programme Structure

  • Criminology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Environmental Forensic

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related area
  • CGPA of at least 3.00 / 4.00; or
  • CGPA between 2.75 - 2.99 with the following additional conditions: 
  • Research experience (minimum 6 month); or
  • Grade A- for final year project; AND
  • Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1538 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    1942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 971 USD per semester during 12 months.

Full time local: Tuition Fee (Semester) : 4,100.00 MYR

Part time

Local: Tuition Fee (Semester) : 3,525.00 MYR

International: Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,400.00 USD

Living costs for George Town

1755 - 2203 MYR /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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