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Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online)

University of Canberra

Master On Campus Online Blended
24 months
20000 AUD/year
17100 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Australia has an outstanding international reputation in forensics, so if you are keen to establish yourself as one of the world’s best, then this Master of Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online) from University of Canberra is for you.

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UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

Please refer to our website for detailed info regarding availability/conditions etc.

Part of a collaborative education partnership with the University of Florida, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Lausanne and Western Sydney University, this truly unique two-year (full-time) online course will give you a scientifically competitive advantage, preparing you for employment across a range of sectors, including in forensic labs, drug assessment agencies and the environmental monitoring sector.

There is no requirement for on-campus attendance across the course, and the flexibility available in terms of unit choice, workload, and full-time or part-time delivery makes it ideal if you are already in full-time employment. You will graduate with a sought-after degree from the University of Canberra , and the knowledge, skills and ambition to succeed in the exciting world of forensics.

Study a Master of Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • acquire a critical understanding of the investigative and analytical concepts relating to forensic science
  • apply your deeper knowledge to the collection, processing and analysis of evidence
  • master the skills to be flexible and responsive in the broad range of situations that confront forensic investigators
  • undertake a research project (typically within your current place of work)
  • learn to work within the legal and regulatory requirements for forensics professionals and as an expert witness.

Career opportunities

  • Sessional academic
  • Forensic laboratory technician
  • Forensic officer
  • Forensic toxicologist
  • Laboratory scientist
  • Forensic analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Criminalistics 
  • Environmental Forensics 
  • Research Project-Forensic
  • Forensic Security: Biological Agents 
  • Forensic Security: Explosives 
  •  Forensic Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Applicants must meet the normal requirements for admission to a masters course or hold qualifications deemed by the University to be equivalent. Applicants should hold an undergraduate science degree, and it is highly recommended that they have satisfactorily completed a chemistry and/or biochemistry subject at the equivalent of a second year bachelor degree level.
CRICOS Code: 00212K

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17100 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Forensic Studies in Forensic Science (online)
University of Canberra