Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

This course provides students with practical experience in independent scientific experimentation and research through the completion of a research project of direct relevance to a forensic discipline.

Designed for

Police officers, pathologists, insurance company investigators, entomologists and criminologists


This course may be taken by way of coursework and dissertation only. Course structure: an approved course of advanced study totalling 96 to 99 points.


  • Forensic science
  • Odontology
  • Anthropology

Standard entry requirements

Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalentPass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second LanguageGCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).*TOEFL (paper-based)570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)*IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading’Home Edition’ not accepted*IELTS (Academic)6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)*Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in EnglishC pass*Cambridge Certificate in Advanced EnglishB grade*CELT Bridging CourseOverall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each sectionLaw School requires an overall score of 80% with a minimum of 80% for reading and writing, and a minimum of 75% for speaking and listening.Graduate School of Education requires an overall score of 75% with a minimum of 70% in reading and writing.Dental School requires an overall score of 75% with a minimum of 70% in reading and writing.UWA Business School requires an overall score of 70% with a minimum of 70% in reading and writing.*Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections,59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Study pathways

Providing entry requirements are met, an opportunity exists for students to undertake the coursework from the Forensic Science master degree, but submit a PhD thesis in place of the usual master research project. This would lead to the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Forensic Science. The entry requirements for the PhD are a bachelor degree with honours (2A) plus academic references.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley International: $86,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 5 years

Further information

Current National Criminal History Record check with no criminal conviction; and certification of tetanus protection is required.

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