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Forensic Science and Criminal Justice (Distance Learning)

University of Leicester

27 months
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5108 GBP/year
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From fingerprint corrosion to blood splatter, police investigations often hinge on the correct evaluation and interpretation of forensic evidence. In this Forensic Science and Criminal Justice MSc degree by distance learning offered at University of Leicester, you’ll gain the advanced skills needed to make an impact out in the field.

Overview

On Forensic Science and Criminal Justice MSc degree by distance learning offered at University of Leicester course you will learn how to evaluate and interpret different forms of forensic evidence and how to consider its relevance to police investigations. You will study the scientific principles and practical application of the many and varied techniques used to forensically examine different evidence types.

You will learn how to select the most appropriate techniques for different evidence types, how to interpret the results and how to apply critical analysis to determine what that means in terms of evidential value.

The skills and knowledge you will gain on this course will enable you to confidently argue the reasoning behind the interpretation and evaluation of forensic evidence and to demonstrate in a court of law that you are credible as an expert witness.

This course is offered in association with the University of Florida and the University of Canberra.

Careers and employability

This course will equip you with the ability to evaluate and interpret different forms of forensic evidence and to consider its relevance to police investigations. You will also acquire an understanding of the many and varied techniques used to forensically examine different evidence types and how to sequence multiple techniques. The breadth of modules will enable you to acquire this skill and knowledge in a wide range of disciplines. Such skill and knowledge is an essential part of being able to demonstrate to a court of law that you are credible as an expert witness and able, therefore, to give opinion to a jury.

We will offer guidance in skills evaluation at the start of the course, which may help when considering whether a specialist route is right for you. You will receive further guidance as you enter your dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Crime Scene Examination
  • Trace Evidence Analysis
  • Evidential Value and Interpretation
  • Research Methods
  • Fingerprint Corrosion of Metal
  • Arson Investigation

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 27 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject area, e.g. Forensic Science, Chemistry or Biology.
  • We will also consider extensive and relevant work experience, e.g. in the forensic or criminal justice sector.
  • You will be expected to have at least a basic knowledge of physical sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5108 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11495 GBP for the full programme during 27 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5108 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11495 GBP for the full programme during 27 months.

Funding

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