University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Forensic Genetics and Human Identification

This course incorporates the full methodological repertoire of forensic genetics and DNA analysis, physical anthropology, crime scene investigation and human identification based on biometric assessment of a variety of physical characteristics.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree (BSc or equivalent) in Forensic Science or a related subject including Biosciences (Molecular Biology, Genetics, Human Genetics), Physical Anthropology, Archaeology and Criminalistics. Applications are reviewed by an admissions committee of departmental staff. Candidates are selected based on their academic qualifications and referee evaluations.

Course modules

Forensic genetics DNA analysis methodology; crime scene investigation crime scene analysis; forensic anthropology; human identification from physical characteristics; professional skills; laboratory techniques; gene technology molecular biology; research methods; research project; research thesis.

Assessment methods

Research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2019 5,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time October 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus WV1 1SB West Midlands

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