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 1st language of instruction: IELTS 6.5 TOEFL (575 paper-based, 90 internet-based).

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

Assessment of the modules is varied and will utilise formal examinations, reports of laboratory investigations, written and oral presentations and viva voce exams, case studies and portfolios, observational assessment and pc based methodologies.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4444