Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Forensic Science

The course covers a wide range of scientific disciplines in criminal detection; students study the underlying principles of the themes of biological and chemical analysis, which are then developed in their applications within the investigation process and the criminal justice system; students study the place and role of scientific expertise and skills in a wider forensic and social context, focusing on specialist topics in forensic chemistry (e.g. trace evidence, toxicology) and in forensic biology (e.g. DNA, body fluid analysis).

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a science (chemistry or biology) based degree or equivalent; where English is not the first language of instruction: IELTS 6.5 TOEFL (575 paper-based, 90 internet-based).

Course modules

Subject exploration; graduate science research methods; forensic identification; project; critical processes in forensic science; forensic toxicology and drugs of abuse; chemical criminalistics.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4444