Master of Forensic Science - Professional Practice

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

This course provides graduates in life sciences with professional training in forensic science leading to the acquisition of skills relevant to criminal investigations. Crime scene reconstruction is emphasised as is the collection, processing and interpretation of biological and physical evidence. Instruction in anatomy, pathology and death-investigation is provided with a focus on injury recognition. Specimen preparation, sources of contamination, quality assurance, statistical interpretation and the admissibility of evidence are discussed as a prelude to the preparation and delivery of courtroom testimony. Murdoch has strong links with the Western Australia Police, PathWest (forensic biology), ChemCentre (forensic division), Western Diagnostic Pathology (forensic toxicology) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), providing opportunities for students in regards to research projects and professional experience. This course is designed to generate graduates with the skills needed to work with the police and other investigative authorities as Forensic Investigators or Crime Scene Officers.

Standard entry requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) in Forensic Science, Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or a closely related field of education
  • Or equivalent training.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Perth campus No information available Yes No information available

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