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Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Forensic Science

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

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.

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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • 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 £10650 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £5325 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study 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.

Postgraduate Loan (UK or EU national):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,222 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at gov.uk or here

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

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 by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. 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.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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