About the Forensic Science (Forensic Chemistry) at University of Huddersfield
This course provides postgraduate education in Forensic and Analytical Sciences. Forensic Science involves the use of scientific techniques and principles to address questions of interest to a court of law. This includes a series of crime scene exercises in our crime scene facilities, covering strategies for crime scene examination and an exploration of techniques associated with crime scene examination. You will also receive a comprehensive overview of most of the forensic science disciplines through the forensic biology and forensic chemistry module. You will also explore quality, which is an increasingly fundamental issue within forensic science industry; as well as the presentation of evidence and preparations for defending your evidence in a court of law.
In addition, you will then study modules underpinning the analytical sciences, which is a major source of employment for scientists, reflected in our high graduate employment rate. These modules will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the most recent technological developments and applications in Analytical Sciences. Instrumental techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds, metals, solids, etc. are all covered. Possible sources of error in experimental and instrumental analysis are discussed, thus allowing the correct interpretation of experimentally-derived scientific data. This course is comprised of two thirds taught componentand one third research project component.
Graduates of the course can obtain forensic science positions in the UK with forensic science providers or with police services, which have their own in-house forensic provisions.There are also forensic opportunities overseas.In addition, the course provides transferable skills, meaning that the graduate is also employable in other sectors, particularly in those where a degree of quality control and assurance is required. This course can also act as a precursor to a research position or a higher degree such as a PhD.
- Crime Scene Science Awareness
- Forensic Biology Awareness
- Forensic Chemistry Awareness
- Quality and Presentation of Evidence
- Forensic Casework Practice
- Advanced Separation Techniques
- Forensic Chemistry Project
- Advanced Forensic Skills
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesChemistry Forensic Science View 120 other Masters in Forensic Science in United Kingdom
- A minimum of a lower second class honours degree in science or equivalent is required.
International17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7900 GBP per year during 12 months.
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