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The MSc Forensic Science concentrates on practices, procedures and analytical techniques used within forensic science, and how they are applied in support of the investigation of crime and the criminal justice system as a whole. This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
On completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of forensic science and how scientific methods are applied to the investigation of crime. You benefit from our links with practitioners and organisations working in the field. In addition, key members of staff are former forensic scientists or crime scene scientists with considerable operational experience. Expect to carry out analytical and practical work in the University's on-campus crime scene house laboratory, which is fully equipped with CCTV, the specialist analytical laboratories and the forensic DNA analysis facilities. Watch a short video and hear what Matthew Grima, a former student, says about this course.
Watch Brian Rankin, Head of the Centre for Forensic Investigation at Teesside University, talk about the course in more detail: Watch nowStudents applying for a place on this MSc course in 2014-15 may be eligible for a scholarship that could be worth up to 100% othe course fees. More information
You study the taught modules listed followed by a 60-credit in-depth project.
The course consists of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.
Modules are assessed by in-course assignments, including a courtroom-based expert witness assessment and end exams.
This course has been accredited and commended by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences - the international professional body for forensic science.
Employment opportunities exist in the field of forensic science and forensic investigation with forensic science providers and law enforcement agencies. Other roles include scientific investigation where the application of science in a legal or regulatory context is important. This MSc programme has been accredited and commended by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, the international professional body for forensic science.See the career path of one of our graduates
Applicants should normally have a BSc honours degree (at least 2.2) in an appropriate related discipline, or professional membership of an appropriate chartered institution or an equivalent relevant qualification. Typical subjects would include biology, chemistry, biomedical science, biochemistry and forensic science.
For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section
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On each master's degree you complete a project related to professional practice. This, along with the involvement of practitioners and academics in the delivery of these courses, ensures that they are relevant to the requirements of the criminal justice system.
Our master's degrees can lead to the award of a postgraduate certificate at Stage 1 (60 credits), a postgraduate diploma at Stage 2 (120 credits) or, on completion of a research project, the MSc.
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