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Forensic Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Most crime scenes have traces that can be important evidence in a crime scene investigation. The advanced and constantly improved methods for analysing tech­nical evidence make Forensic Science a growing field. The programme is delivered by Uppsala University.

About

The Master Programme in Forensic Science at Uppsala University will enable you to meet the increasing need for forensic competence and research, but the knowledge can also be used within the industry or in the public sector.

The aim of the Master Programme in Forensic Science is to give you broad as well as deep knowledge within the field of forensic science. Several of the laboratory components in the courses are handling forensic questions and are based on novel research. The methods are, however, generally used in many other areas apart from forensic science. You will also be trained in critical thinking and analysis of information and results, which are important skills in all scientific areas. The programme is thus a broad education with close ties to research.

The Master Programme in Forensic Science received the highest possible quality credential in the latest evaluation by the Swedish Higher Education Authority.

Career

The Master Programme in Forensic Science is intended for those wishing to broaden and deepen their earlier knowledge in biology and chemistry with an orientation towards topics within forensic and toxicological analysis. The broad competence in forensic biology, toxicology, and chemistry prepares you for work in many types of laboratories. 

The programme also provides you with additional knowledge of human genetics, molecular biology, toxicology and analytical chemistry, which paves the way for careers in crime laboratories, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, environmental monitoring and biotechnology industry. The programme further prepares you for continued PhD studies (research level).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Medical Genetics,
  • Forensic Science and Criminalistics
  • Forensic Genetics and Medicine
  • Elective period
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Analytical Toxicology
  • Degree Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be in molecular biology, biomedicine, chemistry, biology, or a similar field of study that includes at least 15 ECTS in chemistry and biochemistry as well as 15 ECTS in cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. Also required is knowledge and practical experience of laboratory experiments in life sciences.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Students are selected based on: a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies with emphasis on grades in relevant fields; a statement of purpose; and a summary in English (1-2 pages) of a degree project.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14052 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28106 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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NON-EU/EEA
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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