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Forensic Science - MSc University of Kent

UK

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Course info

Summary

This programme is for graduates with a strong grounding in forensic science who wish to advance their knowledge of the field.

Overview

It prepares you for a professional role in forensic science within the criminal or civil judicial system, police or forensic practice, or research. You develop command, control and management skills that will enable you to present expert evidential incident reports to the highest standard at court.

You also develop your knowledge and understanding of advanced laboratory analytical methods applied to forensic investigation. This enables you to select the most appropriate analytical techniques for forensic investigation and to use a wide range of advanced analytic apparatus to evidential standards.

This programme helps you to develop an integrated and critical understanding of forensic science to prepare you to undertake a PhD in any associated discipline.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment is by examination and coursework.

Programme aims

This programme aims to:

  • develop your integrated and critically aware understanding of forensic science and to prepare you to undertake a PhD in any associated disciplines
  • prepare you for a professional role in forensic science within the criminal or civil judicial system, police, or forensic practice or research
  • develop your command, control, and management skills in relation to major incidents, and to prepare and present expert evidential incident reports at court to the highest standard
  • develop a clear recognition of the constraints and opportunities of the environment in which professional forensic science is carried out
  • develop a variety of Masters’ level intellectual and transferable skills
  • equip you with the learning skills to keep abreast of developments in the continually evolving field of forensic science and forensic investigation
  • enable you to realise your academic potential.

Careers

All programmes in the School of Physical Sciences equip you with the tools you need to conduct research, solve problems, communicate effectively and transfer skills to the workplace, which means our graduates are always in high demand. Our links with industry not only provide you with the opportunity to gain work experience during your degree, but also equip you with the general and specialist skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace.

Typical employment destinations for graduates from the physics programmes include power companies, aerospace, defence, optoelectronics and medical industries. Typical employment destinations for graduates from our forensic science and chemistry programmes include government agencies, consultancies, emergency services, laboratories, research or academia.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Forensic Science - MSc.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£20,500.00 (21,06,748) per year

For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Canterbury Campus

University of Kent,

Canterbury,

Kent,

CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have Minimum 2.1 degree in forensic science or a forensic-related subject. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading & Writing; 5.5 in Speaking & Listening). TOEFL: 90 overall (with a minimum of 22 in Reading; 21 in Writing; 17 in Listening; 20 in Speaking).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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