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Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Forensic Science

MSc Part-time 2 years, Full-time 12 months

The course provides you with the opportunity to study the breadth of Forensic Science whilst allowing you to maximise your potential by selecting more than one specialised topic such as: Forensic Genetics; Fire Scene Investigation; Drug Analysis or Forensic Mark Comparison.

The course provides you with the opportunity to study the breadth of Forensic Science whilst allowing you to maximise your potential by selecting more than one specialised topic such as: Forensic Genetics; Fire Scene Investigation; Drug Analysis or Forensic Mark Comparison.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Why choose this course?

The course provides you with the opportunity to study the breadth of Forensic Science whilst allowing you to maximise your potential by selecting more than one specialised topic such as: Forensic Genetics; Fire Scene Investigation; Drug Analysis or Forensic Mark Comparison. 

What happens on the course?

You will study a number of core and optional theory and practical based modules over two semesters with an extended research project in the third semester. Typical modules include:  Professional Skills in Forensic Science,  Forensic Entomology, Forensic Anthropology, Evidence Gathering at Fire Scenes, Investigating Drug Crime: from Scene to Court, Forensic Mark Comparison, Research Methods, Research project.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This course will equip you with the relevant scientific and transferable skills for a range of employment options in the forensic science sector including independent providers of forensic analysis, police scientific work, insurance companies, or in the forensic analysis of foods and water or in other laboratory-based work. 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

You will be taught by a number of highly experienced Forensic practitioner specialists, such as those from West Midlands Police, as well as by expert academic staff in modern laboratory spaces, the recently expanded Crime Scene House, our Ballistics Facility and Entomology labs.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10400 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £10650 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £5200 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £5325 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

 2020 Entry

Minimum of a second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Forensic Science or in a related subject with acceptable content of Chemistry or Biology.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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