Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Forensic Bioscience

Forensic bioscience involves the understanding and application of techniques and areas as diverse as entomology, microbiology, histology and DNA analysis to forensic problems such as post mortem interval determination and identification. While all these aspects will be covered, you have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen area. The overall aim of this new programme is to enhance your depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and practical skills for a variety of analytical careers, in the forensic and wider community. The programme builds on scientific knowledge and skills developed at first degree level. It offers you a stimulating and challenging postgraduate programme of study that will extend your knowledge and skills with application to emerging and specialist disciplines. During the programme, you will: Develop and extend your understanding of current and emerging biological techniques and practice; develop analytical, critical and problem solving skills appropriate to the subject area; have clear career development opportunities in areas allied to forensic and analytical biosciences; 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 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months

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