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Forensic Sciences

National University

Master
12 months
Duration
442 USD/module
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About

Whether you are seeking a career specifically in the forensic sciences or hoping to advance your skills in law enforcement, lab work, law, investigation, or another profession, you’ll learn valuable and applicable skills in this leading-edge field with a Master of Forensic Sciences at the National University.

Overview

Forensic Sciences Program at the National University Learning Outcomes

  • Explain basic human anatomy, component of death investigation and techniques used for analysis of diseases and trauma, identification of unknown dead bodies; and to professionally interact with the forensic pathologist and medico-legal death investigators.
  • Apply the technical procedures and methods of collection, preservation, chain of custody, analysis, comparison and report preparation of the biological, trace and toxicological evidentiary evidence.
  • Analyze the basic principles and the role of crime scene investigators in forensic and legal procedures.
  • Apply the basic principles of forensic photography, and explain the legal issues related to forensic photography and courtroom or trial presentation.
  • Evaluate the legal and psychological issues involved in competency to stand trial, diminished capacity, and insanity defenses.
  • Apply profiling knowledge and crime scene analysis methods to crime scene variables.
  • Utilize theories, techniques an practices to all criminal and civil investigation.
  • Use investigative techniques in the processing and interpretation of evidence of computer and multimedia forensics.
  • Analyze the legal, ethical, and constitutional tensions between the interests of society, and the rights of individuals in connection with various criminal procedures and contexts.
  • Integrate scientific research methodology to explore issues in forensic science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The master’s in forensic science program provides two areas of specialization. The specialization in Criminalistics includes courses in trace evidence, advanced forensic toxicology, advanced forensic serology and DNA, forensic anthropology and archeology, and more. 
  • The specialization in Investigation focuses on advanced forensic investigative techniques for the field, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the concepts underlying the forensic sciences.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Credits

45 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

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.
2.5

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.
79
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).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

• Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better was achieved.• Students with a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam.• Students with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be accepted to National University on a probationary status. • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    442 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 442 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    442 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 442 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.

Cost per Quarter Unit - $442

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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