Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Analytical Forensic Science

Analytical forensic science is an interdisciplinary area that involves the understanding and application of a range of analytical techniques to forensic problems. These techniques cover both chemical and biomolecular aspects but with the opportunity to specialise in the area of your choosing. The overall aim of this programme is to enhance your: Depth and breadth of knowledge; understanding; practical skills for a variety of analytical careers in the forensic and wider community. The programme builds on scientific knowledge and skills developed at 1st degree level. It offers a stimulating and challenging postgraduate programme of study that will extend your knowledge and skills with application to emerging and specialist disciplines. This Master's course has a heavy practical bias, allowing hands-on experience of a wide range of techniques. During the programme, you will: Develop and extend your understanding of current and emerging analytical techniques and practices; develop analytical, critical and problem solving skills appropriate to the subject area; have clear career development opportunities in areas allied to analytical forensic science, both chemical and biomolecular; develop your skills as an independent researcher and creative problem solver. In addition, by the end of your studies you will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and principles of the criminal justice system in which a forensic scientist might work, including both British and international law; apply appropriate technical techniques following the analysis and evaluation of complex forensic cases; critically evaluate current crime scene techniques. During your studies you will have access to specialist forensic analysis and scene-of-crime labs.

Entry requirements

You need an Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in a relevant science, including Forensic Science.

Course modules

Core modules: Advanced drug analysis and toxicology; law and courtroom skills; research methods; bioanalytical techniques; fire investigation; trace evidence analysis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

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