What will I learn?

On this demanding and intellectually challenging course you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the latest concepts in molecular biology techniques and laboratory management in the world of DNA profiling.

By the end of this course you’ll be well prepared for a career in the DNA profiling sector and related areas such as molecular biology, genetics and population genetics.

The various interpretational skills we teach on this course follow the guidelines set by both the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) and the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM).

Why study with us

  • Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
  • Lancashire Forensic Science Academy is a partnership with Lancashire Constabulary which gives you access to an operational environment where CSIs, forensic science experts and students work together in purpose-built facilities.
  • You’ll be taught by staff who are nationally and internationally recognised experts in the field of forensic DNA profiling.

Future careers

This course will equip you with the expertise needed to pursue a successful career in the forensic DNA profiling sector and related areas such as molecular biology, genetics and population genetics.

You’ll also have developed outstanding research skills, so you’ll have the option of moving into a research-focused career and undertaking PhD-level study.

Our alumni have gone on to enjoy a variety of high profile roles – as Professors, DNA Analysts, Technical Directors of Forensic DNA Laboratories, Supervisors of Criminalistics Departments within police forces, and more.

Which department am I in?

School of Natural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 19,653) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Preston Campus

Preston Campus,



PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have bachelors Degree from reputable university with GPA 2.6/4 for 2:2 or GPA 3.2/4 for 2:1.

For international students

Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree or equivalent in a related field; Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience in the sports industry. IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent. TOEFL IBT: 91 (with minimum grades of 21 in each component).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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