University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Forensic Science

This programme is a 1 year conversion course offering candidates the opportunity to qualify as scientific and court-going forensic scientists, as well as making them eligible for all industrial posts where problem-solving analyses are required.

Entry requirements

MSc: A 1st degree, equivalent to a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university in a relevant science subject such as: chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, zoology or botany; candidates with operational experience and or a degree from another country, are also welcome to apply.

Course modules

This course covers the areas of criminalistics (statistics, splash patterns/particulate material distribution); forensic chemistry (fires, explosives, glass, paint, soil, etc); toxicology; drugs of abuse (cannabis, heroin, cocaine, etc); body fluid analysis (blood, saliva, semen, vaginal secretions, etc); hair and fibre (natural and manmade) analysis; and questioned documents.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Small number of EPSRC scholarships normally available; these are allocated to those most academically qualified, as defined by their degree.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

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