Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Forensic Bioscience

LJMU's Forensic Bioscience MSc is ideal for forensic science practitioners and science graduates with its state-of-the-art facilities and research-informed curriculum. - Enrol on this course which is taught by leading experts in the field and informed by research and excellent industry links - Enjoy access to state-of-the-art laboratories, crime scene facilities and a moot room - Learn from forensic anthropologists, biologists, crime scene and fire investigation specialists and leading in-house academics - Benefit from a local, national or international work placement - Develop transferrable skills in legal matters and research methods and specialise in your chosen area Forensic bioscience involves the understanding and application of many diverse techniques and this programme aims to enhance your depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and practical skills via a stimulating and challenging curriculum.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: a minimum 2:2 honours degree in a relevant science, including forensic science Additional Information IELTS requirements 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) Pearson requirements 58-64 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) RPL is accepted on this course If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Please contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for further details If you have any specific queries, please contact Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core and option modules and a research project. Forensic Bioscience (20 credits) Law and Court Room Skills (20 credits) Research Project (60 credits) Bioanalytical Techniques (20 credits) Taphonomy and Trauma Analysis (20 credits) Forensic Research Methods (20 credits) Fire Investigation (20 credits) Trace Evidence Analysis (20 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessment methods for this programme include: paper analysis, scientific reports, dissertations, court room presentations and expert witness statements.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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