University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Forensic and Analytical Science

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 our crime scene facilities, covering strategies for crime scene examination and an exploration of techniques associated with crime scene examination. Students also receive an overview of most of the forensic science disciplines through the forensic biology and forensic chemistry module. Students also explore quality, which is an increasingly fundamental issue within forensic science industry; as well as the presentation of evidence and preparations for defending your evidence in a court of law.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree in science or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Modules include: crime scene science awareness; forensic biology awareness; forensic chemistry awareness; quality and presentation of evidence; instrumental methods and the analysis of solids; data treatment and analysis; practical; pharmaceutical preparations and their testing; project.

Assessment methods

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


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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01484 473867