Teesside University

Teesside University

Forensic Science

The course concentrates on practices, procedures and analytical techniques used within forensic science, and how they are applied in support of the investigation of crime and the criminal justice system as a whole; on completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of forensic science and how scientific methods are applied to the investigation of crime; students benefit from our links with practitioners and organisations working in the field; in addition, key members of staff are former forensic scientists or crime scene scientists with considerable operational experience; expect to carry out analytical and practical work in the University's on-campus Crime Scene House Laboratory, which is fully equipped with CCTV, the specialist analytical laboratories and the forensic DNA analysis facilities.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree in a science discipline (e.g. biology, chemistry, biomedical science, biochemistry, forensic science or medicine); or equivalent international qualification; corporate membership of an appropriate chartered institution or significant relevant work experience may be considered; most non-UK applicants will be required to have a recognised English language qualification equivalent to at least IELTS 6.0 with no band below 5.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced analytical laboratory; forensic biology; forensic chemistry; forensic investigative strategy; legal issues and evidence reporting; research methods and proposal followed by a 60 credit individual project.

Assessment methods

These include in-course assignments, including a courtroom-based expert witness assessment and end examinations.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships are available for UK, EU and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,950 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,950 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,950 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 10,950 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

Admissions Office, School of Science and Engineering
Telephone number: 
01642 738800