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Forensic Science (Forensic Biology)

University of Huddersfield

12 months
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16000 GBP/year
7900 GBP/year
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About

The M.S. in Forensic Science (Forensic Biology) at University of Huddersfield provides postgraduate education in Forensic Science with a further specialisation in DNA/Body fluids; which is the main discipline of Forensic Biology. Forensic Science involves the use of scientific techniques and principles to address questions of interest to a court of law. 

Overview

The Forensic Science (Forensic Biology) program offered by University of Huddersfield

The course aims to provide students with an overview of forensic science in general, following the crime scene to court model. This includes a series of crime scene exercises in our crime scene facilities, covering strategies for crime scene examination and an exploration of techniques associated with crime scene examination.

You will also receive a comprehensive overview of most of the forensic science disciplines through the forensic biology and forensic chemistry module. You will also explore quality, which is an increasingly fundamental issue within forensic science industry; as well as the presentation of evidence and preparations for defending your evidence in a court of law.

The course then moves onto more specialised modules including forensic genetics and body fluid examination. Forensic genetics covers biochemistry and molecular biology as pertaining to forensics, STR analysis, including interpretation of DNA profiling results. In addition you will explore body fluid examination. This course is comprised of two thirds taught component and one third research project component.

The course is designed to train you in the scientific methodology relating to forensic biology and extend your interest and knowledge in all areas of the subject. The taught part of the course consists of four general forensic science modules (covering fundamental and basic principles of forensic science). The research project requires 50 days of laboratory work and takes place during the summer term.

Placements are normally a minimum of eight weeks in the period between June and September

Graduates of the course can obtain forensic science positions in the UK with forensic science providers or with police services, which have their own in-house forensic provisions. There are also forensic opportunities overseas. In addition, the course provides transferable skills, meaning that the graduate is also employable in other sectors, particularly in those where a degree of quality control and assurance is required. This course can also act as a precursor to a research position or a higher degree such as a PhD.

Careers

Graduates of the course can obtain forensic science positions in the UK with forensic science providers or with police services, which have their own in-house forensic provisions. There are also forensic opportunities overseas. In addition, the course provides transferable skills, meaning that the graduate is also employable in other sectors, particularly in those where a degree of quality control and assurance is required. This course can also act as a precursor to a research position or a higher degree such as a PhD.

96.4% of our postgraduate students go on to work and/or further study within fifteen months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2016/17, UK domiciled graduates).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime Scene Science Awareness
  • Forensic Biology Awareness
  • Forensic Chemistry Awareness
  • Quality and Presentation of Evidence
  • Forensic Casework Practice
  • Advanced Forensic Practicals

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a lower second class honours degree in any science related subject or equivalent is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Huddersfield

600 - 1000 GBP /month
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