University of Central Lancashire
The course is designed for both graduate students and forensic practitioners; it develops theoretical knowledge and practical application of the key aspects of forensic DNA profiling; students study the fundamentals of molecular genetics and population biology that underpin the discipline of DNA profiling; the interpretation of DNA evidence is examined in detail, which involves the analysis of complex DNA profiles (degraded and mixed) and the statistical analysis that is central to the interpretation of DNA profiles and presentation of evidence.
2.2 Honours degree or above from a UK university or the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline (biology, biomedical science, genetics, biochemistry); degree or HNC/HND in an appropriate discipline, together with appropriate professional experience.
Modules include: Forensic genetics 1; forensic genetics 2; research methods; population genetics and statistics; group project; expert witness; dissertation research project.
Assessment is based on a combination of coursework and examination and includes an MSc dissertation project. You will be encouraged to present your research findings at international meetings.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 10,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 500 per Module (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Preston Campus||Preston||PR1 2HE||North West|