UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Crime and Forensic Science

Forensic science is a dynamic discipline that is crucial to the investigation of crime, the collection of evidence and intelligence, and in securing justice. This multi-disciplinary programme offers students a unique opportunity to gain forensic science skills and methods within a holistic crime science framework.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant disciplines will generally include science subjects, for example chemistry, biology, physics, engineering or computer science; psychology, archaeology or geography. Alternatively candidates may qualify for entry if they can offer 5 or more years of relevant professional experience (for example in the police service, or with a forensic science provider).

Course modules

Core modules: quantitative methods; designing and doing research; understanding and interpreting forensic evidence; foundations of security and crime science; judicial decision making and expert evidence. Options: students choose 3 of the following: case assessment and interpretation for forensic scientists; fundamentals of molecular biology; information security management; forensic archaeology; forensic osteology; forensic geoscience; frontiers in experimental physical chemistry; judgment and decision making; practices of crime scene investigation and expert testimony; structural methods in modern chemistry.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical exercises and statistical and computer classes. Assessment is through coursework, examination and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 23,440 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 3108 3062