Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Advanced Forensic Analysis

The programme is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of the main areas of forensic science. It 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 1 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). Applicants with 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 programme.

Course modules

Modules include: 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.

Sponsorship information

Not applicable

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 565 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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