University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Forensic Science

This scientifically rigorous Master�s programme provides extensive training in the latest techniques being employed in forensic science laboratories around the world. At Lincoln, you will be taught by experienced academics and practitioners with specialist expertise in analytical and organic chemistry, pharmacy, entomology, anthropology and molecular biology. You will be encouraged to engage in the interdisciplinary research culture at the University of Lincoln and to work alongside academics who are striving to advance forensic science techniques. Teaching incorporates forensic principles, operating within the context of legal considerations, the role of the expert witness and presentation of evidence. You will learn about the processes involved in providing impartial evidence in criminal investigations, from crime scenes to laboratory and, finally, to the courtroom.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a 2.1 Honours degree in a science subject, or an equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Topics of study: Advanced forensic Biology; Advanced forensic toxicology; Disaster victim identification; Fire and explosions; Forensic anthropology; Forensic entomology; Method development and validation; Project preperation; Research project (Forensic science); Sensors in forensic science; Statistics in forensic science; Synthetic chemistry for forensic science.

Assessment methods

The grading system for modules and award will follow the standard regulations for postgraduate taught degrees. The pass mark for module is 50% or above and the distinction mark is 70% or above. The module mark will be awarded based on different assessment methods: coursework, examinations, presentations, practical sessions or work contributions to the module and it will be specified by the module coordinator in the module handbook given to the students at the beginning of the academic year. Assessment methods will measure the progress of students against the module learning outcomes.

Sponsorship information

All UK or EU students who hold a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from another institution will receive a 20% reduction in tuition fees when they enrol on a University of Lincoln taught Master's programme. The scholarship is offset against tuition fee payments due for each academic year of study. Please note that the Master of Architecture (Part 2) and MBA programmes are exceptions to this scheme, as other scholarships are in place for those courses.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,880 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,602 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,880 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 38 per Credit point (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 38 per Credit point (EU fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 87 per Credit point (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

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