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- body fluid analysis
- blood pattern interpretation
- DNA profiling
- investigation of assaults and sexual offences
- analysis of fires and explosives
- drugs of abuse
- alcohol and toxicology
- Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Forensic ScienceUniversity of Strathclyde
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Location: University of Strathclyde
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £20900
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The MSc in Forensic Science is the UK's longest established forensic science degree, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016/2017. You'll join a global network of Strathclyde forensic science graduates in highly respected positions all over the world. In addition to preparing you for life as a forensic scientist, you'll also graduate with a wide range of practical skills, problem solving and investigative thinking relevant to a wide range of careers.You'll benefit from the expertise of our enthusiastic teaching staff who also conduct forensic science research and casework. Studying in the Centre for Forensic Science offers a unique experience, combining ‘case-based' learning with research-led teaching. Following the general introduction in semester 1, you can choose to specialise in either forensic biology or forensic chemistry. As a forensic biologist you'll study a range of topics including:
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Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science subject such as: Chemistry; Biology; Biochemistry; Pharmacy; Zoology; Botany. Prospective students with relevant industry experience are also welcome to apply. IELTS 6.5 is required for all non-English speakers for entry to the MSc programme, with a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for all components including speaking, listening, reading and writing
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About this university
Combining a central location and varied program means the university attracts students from around the world. The International Office is available to help students from outside the UK to integrate with their new environment as well as with legal matters such as immigration papers and visas. There is also help and assistance on matters such as welfare and health while English language courses are available for those to whom English isnâ€™t a first language. In addition, the website provides country specific information for applying to the university. The students Union is the heart of life outside the classroom and it operates bars and clubs on campus that work with a student budget. There are more than 50 clubs and societies to get involved with outside studies ranging from music to sport and even voluntary work. The Centre for Sport and Recreation is on John Street and is the best place to head to get involved with the various sports clubs as well as fitness and wellbeing events that take place. There are also outdoor sports facilities around the city that the university has access to. Strathclyde Music represents the various student-run music clubs and groups including a number of educational and community projects. It is also home to the Maurice Taylor Organ, one of the most important pipe organs in the country. For those of a spiritual nature, there is a Chaplaincy Centre that caters for all denominations and is found in the Graham Hills Building. There are also a number of faith groups and societies to allow people of the same faith to gather together.