MSc Forensic Science

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    MSc Full-time: 1 year

Course Description

A new Forensic Science Masters, which is open to graduates from forensic science and other science degrees. Uniquely, it combines specialist forensic science content with broader analytical science, enabling you to pursue a range of careers afterwards.

Why study this course?

  • If you are a Forensic Science graduate, this Masters will deepen your specialist forensics knowledge, advance your broader laboratory analysis skills, and enable you to undertake research in an area of your choice
  • If you are a graduate from another science discipline (such as chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or another analytical science), this Masters will enable you to learn specialist forensic science skills and techniques, at the same time as building on your expertise in laboratory analysis and research
  • You will have access to a range of specialist facilities, including our Forensic Training Facility, forensic laboratories, specialist imaging suite, insectary, forensic anthropology suite, photography suite, vehicles, clandestine burial site, courtroom, and ballistics laboratory
  • Our highly-acclaimed teaching team have a wealth of industry and research experience, both in the UK and internationally.

Our bespoke Forensic Training Facility includes several crime scenes. There are domestic crime scenes — including a bedroom, lounge, garage and office — and there are also commercial crime scenes, such as a pharmacy or pub. The Facility also features a blood pattern analysis room used for both teaching and research, as well as state-of-the-art digital surveillance, including panoramic CCTV and equipment for two-way audio recording, so you can get live feedback during your investigations.

Whether you want to step up the career ladder, change paths or pursue your passion for a subject you love, you can transform your world with postgraduate study at the University of Derby.

Located in the heart of England, Derby has great transport links with the rest of the UK. This central position means that the city has a long-standing reputation for innovation and industry. We have strong connections with a range of regional employers to support your studies through applied learning, guest lectures and other opportunities.

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Module Details

Professional Forensic Scientist; Separation Sciences; Advanced Bioanalytical Techniques; Advanced Crime Scene and Evidence Analysis; Spectroscopy and Structural Analysis; Research Methods and Data Interpretation; Research Project.

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