Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This is a multidisciplinary program which focuses on concerns in regard to violent crime and also addresses the needs of forensic investigation within allied industries. The suite of units provides an interdisciplinary introduction to many forensic science disciplines including DNA, entomology, anthropology and forensic chemistry. Students are given the opportunity to research a particular topic in more detail and gain experience in the criminal justice system and expert evidence in the Expert Testimony unit. In the second year of the course, students complete a dissertation on a specific topic of their choice that further develops their research skills.
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
Standard entry requirements
- Relevant bachelor degree or equivalent
- Or GDip in Forensic Science within 4 years (60% average) or equivalent
- Odontology: relevant bachelor degree in dental science, or equivalent
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.
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Current National Criminal History Record check with no criminal conviction; and certification of tetanus protection is required.