University of Derby

University of Derby

Forensic Science

Our course has been designed to support you in proposing, developing, and conducting a research project. You will gain invaluable insight into how research is conducted, and have the opportunity to further explore your interests while utilising our specialist facilities, including our brand new Crime Scene House and crime scene cars. Our staff are research active and regularly present at scientific conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Our expertise covers a diverse range of forensic science subjects and we support research which is either field or laboratory-based. You'll be encouraged to conduct a research project in an area of your choice, so you can further explore your own interests in the subject.

Entry requirements

Students will need a good Honours degree (typically 2.2 or higher) in forensic science or a related discipline. If they have professional experience in forensic science, they may also be considered as eligible for this course. If they are selected for an interview, they will be asked to submit a 1 page proposal outlining the areas of interest for their potential research project. If English is not your 1st language, you will need to hold IELTS 7.0. All international students will have a Skype interview.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed through a variety of methods allowing them to show their individual strengths and abilities. These include essays, portfolios, a dissertation, blogs, presentations and a viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 550 per Module (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 11,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 550 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus Derby DE22 1GB East Midlands

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01332 591167