Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Advanced Forensic Analysis

The programme designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of the main areas of forensic science; this programme offers students with an existing qualification in forensic science, the opportunity to build on the knowledge gained at undergraduate level and acquire an advanced knowledge of all main aspects of forensic science; this course offers modules in all 3 key areas of forensic science i.e. biology, chemistry and crime scene science and also a module covering more advanced aspects of research and statistics as well as conducting a research project, either based at the university or on placement with one of the forensic providers.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree from a programme accredited by the Forensic Science Society (FSSoc) in the 3 relevant component standards (interpretation, evaluation and presentation of evidence, crime scene investigation and laboratory analysis). A minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, on a programme not accredited by the FSSoc as above, including overseas students, are also eligible to apply for the course but entry is dependent on completion of appropriate study in a summer school at UWE. Applicants are interviewed (either in person or by video conference or telephone) to confirm the nature of any study required prior to enrolling on the MSc programme.

Course modules

All years: Advanced crime scene science; forensic biology and genetics; forensic analysis and toxicology; research methods.

Assessment methods

Each taught module is assessed by a written examination and coursework; coursework may be in the form of a case study, practical report, poster or oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,150 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 565 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 896 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
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