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Forensic Science

University of Strathclyde

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
21850 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

In addition to preparing you for life as a forensic scientist, you’ll also graduate from Forensic Science at The University of Strathclyde with a wide range of practical skills, problem solving and investigative thinking relevant to a wide range of careers.

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Overview

You’ll join a global network of Strathclyde forensic science graduates in highly respected positions all over the world.

You'll study

  • crime scene investigation
  • legal procedures and the law
  • evidence interpretation and statistical evaluation
  • analysis of range of evidence types including footwear marks, trace evidence, and questioned documents

Following a general introduction to forensic science in semester 1, you can choose to specialise in either forensic biology or forensic chemistry. As a forensic biologist you’ll study a range of topics including:

  • body fluid analysis
  • blood pattern interpretation
  • DNA profiling
  • investigation of assaults and sexual offences

If you choose to specialise in forensic chemistry, you’ll develop expertise in:

  • analysis of fires and explosives
  • drugs of abuse
  • alcohol and toxicology

The focal point of the Forensic Science at The University of Strathclyde is the major crime scene exercise, in which you are expected to investigate your own mock outdoor crime scene, collect and analyse the evidence, and present this in Glasgow Sheriff Court in conjunction with students training in Strathclyde Law School.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional & Career Skills
  • Essentials in Forensic Science
  • Essentials of Forensic Science: Practical
  • Practical Crime Scene Exercise
  • Forensic Biology 
  • Forensic Chemistry 
  • Practical Examination in Optional Classes

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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.
Lower Second Class

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.
80
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science subject such as:

  • chemistry
  • biology
  • biochemistry
  • pharmacy
  • zoology
  • botany
Prospective students with relevant industry experience are also welcome to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21850 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Rest of £8,500

Funding

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