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If you have a strong chemistry or forensics background and want to gain more specialised knowledge of forensic toxicology or bioarchaeology, this course is for you.
If you are looking to further yourself as a forensics expert, this course* will provide you with understanding of current legislation and legal procedures impacting professionals, recognising constraints and opportunities. You will gain deep knowledge and experience of relevant forensics techniques, gaining hands on experience from experienced practitioners.
This is a useful course for those already working in law enforcement agencies or those wanting to work in the field of forensics. Alternatively, this Masters can provide you with a route into research.
Work with academics who are also practising professionals in the field of stomach contents analysis and post-mortem analysis.
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*This course is subject to validation.
What you'll study
You will be taught six modules before conducting a research project in your chosen specialism. Modules you'll study may include:
Examples of project titles:
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
Gain hands-on experience
As well as working and studying under the direction of world-leading forensics and pharmaceutical staff, you will gain hands-on experience on a variety of modern instrumentation in our::
How you're taught
This programme is will be delivered by a combination of traditional lectures, seminars and tutorials, together with laboratory classes and laboratory based research project.
If you are a full-time student, you will have the opportunity to carry out a research project in a forensic research group at Nottingham Trent University or with one of our industrial, academic or government sector partners.
You will be assessed on a variety of components including:
Careers and employability
At Nottingham Trent University we know that your employability and job prospects are crucial factors in your choice of university. You need to know that your postgraduate degree will be worth the time and money you spend on it.
95% of our postgraduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (latest DLHE Survey Postgraduate results 2014/15).
Our strength lies in the relevance of our degrees to the real world. In all subject areas, we encourage you to recognise your transferable skills and its application to a multitude of careers. By taking an MSc in Forensic Science you will benefit from the progressive development of a variety of skills, such as advanced laboratory techniques and the critical analysis and synthesis of a breadth and depth of relevant forensic-specific research.
This Masters will enable you to enter more senior roles within police services, government bodies and private companies in roles such as:
This course provides a good basis for you to progress onto a PhD.
Although this Forensic Science postgraduate degree does not offer a formal placement, it is vocationally focused and benefits from strong links with industry.
Notes about fees for this course
Tuition fees 2018
Please see our Fees and Funding page for details and scholarships.
Tuition fees 2018
Please see our Fees and Funding page for details and scholarships.
We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.
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