The study programme
The Forensic Science programme of the University of Amsterdam provides students with the theoretical foundation of forensic science: the forensic process from crime scene to court, including the players and their roles, the judicial context and the quality requirements within the process. And in the first year we will go on a study trip to meet other Forensic institutions in Europe. In the second year students deepen their knowledge in their bachelor’s discipline by following advanced forensic courses and courses from other master ‘s programmes at the Faculty of Science as part of a specialisation. Furthermore, students write a literature thesis and conduct a research project of six months.
After a year of learning about the forensic framework followed by a year of specialisation in your own scientific background you have the knowledge and skills to continue as a researcher (doing a forensic PhD) at the university, or as a forensic expert at forensic institutes or police force, or as a forensic advisor/coordinator/consultant at court, police force or IT companies. Your disciplinary specialisation also gives you the opportunity to continue with a PhD in a particular scientific discipline, or to work as a researcher at research institutes and companies.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Criminalistics and Analytical Chemistry
- Statistics for Forensic Science
- Research and Innovation in Forensic Biophysics
- Logic and the Human Factor in Forensic Reasoning
- Complex Crime Scences
- Forensic Statistics and DNA Evidence
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesChemistry Forensic Science Criminology View 35 other Masters in Chemistry in Netherlands
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in life sciences, exact sciences, natural sciences, computer sciences, engineering or other beta related fields (see overview below for examples).
- Admissibility depends on the composition of the programmes and the type of courses, academic level, motivation and grade point average.
- Statistics and preferably probability theory must be part of your Bachelor’s programme.
- The master’s programme Forensic Science does not offer a Pre-Master’s programme as the programme is suitable to follow for all bèta science backgrounds.
- You have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least: 3.0 (American system), 2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system), C (ECTS-system), 7.0 (Dutch BSc), 7.0 (Dutch Bachelor of Higher professional education)
- English language proficiency
International16060 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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