University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Forensic Entomology

This course provides postgraduate education in Forensic Entomology. Forensic Entomology involves the use of entomological evidence to address questions of interest to a court of law; most famously, the question of the time-since-death or post mortem interval estimation. This course provides students with an overview of forensic science in general, following the crime scene to court model. This includes a series of crime scene exercises in the crime scene facilities, covering strategies for crime scene examination and an exploration of techniques associated with crime scene examination.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree in science or equivalent is required. Applicants whose 1st language is not English need to demonstrate a IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: forensic biology awareness; forensic chemistry awareness; quality and presentation of evidence; death and decomposition; post mortem interval estimation; forensic entomology; project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by assignments, problem solving exercises, laboratory skills and written examinations. The research project is assessed by written report and oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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