During the Forensic Science at The University of Strathclyde, you’ll join a global network of Strathclyde forensic science graduates in highly respected positions all over the world. In addition to preparing you for life as a forensic scientist, you’ll also graduate with a wide range of practical skills, problem solving and investigative thinking relevant to a wide range of careers.
You'll benefit from the expertise of our enthusiastic teaching staff who also conduct forensic science research and casework. Studying in the Centre for Forensic Science offers a unique experience, combining ‘case-based’ learning with research-led teaching.
Following the general introduction 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
Job titles include:
- Biology Casework Examiner
- Deputy Laboratory Director
- DNA Analyst
- Forensic Case Worker Examiner
- Forensic DNA Analyst
- Forensic Scientist
- Laboratory Analyst
- Medical Laboratory Assistant Histopathology
- Research & Development Chemist
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Forensic Science Criminology View 175 other Masters in Criminology in United Kingdom
Minimum second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science subject such as:
Prospective students with relevant industry experience are also welcome to apply.
International21850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Rest of £8,500
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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