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Forensic and Analytical Science
Forensic and Analytical Science MSci
Forensic and Analytical Science MSci

Forensic and Analytical Science MSci

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Information

Our Forensic and Analytical Science MSci course offers you the opportunity to get a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of forensic science while developing in-depth knowledge of analytical science – the basis of forensic chemistry.

  • Throughout the course, which is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, you’ll be supported by academics and experienced practitioners in forensic science.
  • Where this course differs from our BSc(Hons) is that in the third year of the MSci you get to experience a placement year in an academic research setting. This focused time spent in a university or research institute could be the perfect opportunity for you to put theory to the test in the real world. It could also help boost your employability and open up all sorts of career opportunities beyond graduation.
  • The range of roles in forensic science is vast – from forensic pathologists, forensic examiners and DNA analysts to specialists such as forensic anthropologists, bloodstain pattern and clothing damage analysts.
  • No matter what career path you’ve set your sights on, this course is designed to help you develop practical and problem-solving skills you need.
  • In our specialised labs and crime-scene facilities, you’ll be able to get to grips with the tools and processes used in real-life investigations and our simulated scenarios will challenge you to apply your know-how on the spot.

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Year 1

  •  Practical Forensic Science 1
  •  Analytical Science 1
  •  Inorganic Chemistry 1
  •  Organic Chemistry 1
  •  Data Handling for Forensic Science
  •  Physical Chemistry 1

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Crime Scene and Forensic Examinations
  •  Biology for the Chemical and Forensic Sciences
  •  Practical Forensic Science 2
  •  Analytical Science 2
  •  Organic Chemistry 2

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include-

  •  Inorganic Chemistry 2
  •  Physical Chemistry 2

Year 3
Core modules:

  •  Scientific Communication
  •  Criminal Law and Presentation of Evidence
  •  Investigative Project
  •  Laboratory Techniques
  •  Specialised Analytical Techniques

Final year
Core modules:

  •  Forensic Investigation and Evidence Types
  •  Advanced Crime Scene Sciences
  •  Analytical Science 3
  •  Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques; Electroanalysis and Sensors
  •  Research Project
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate of this course, you may consider a career in crime scene investigation, forensic pathology, toxicology, clothing damage analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic technology or forensic anthropology or forensic podiatry, as well as roles in chemistry and analytical chemistry within sectors such as pharmaceuticals, food and drink manufacturers or health.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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