Master of Forensic Science

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

This fully online course is designed for applicants who need advanced level knowledge across a range of forensic disciplines including crime scene investigation, fingerprint detection and identification, forensic chemistry, forensic biology, forensic toxicology, illicit drug analysis, and forensic medicine. The nature of the units and the flexibility available with unit selection means that the course can be adapted to suit applicants working or intending to work in areas that include forensic science laboratories, toxicology and pathology laboratories, drug assessment agencies, customs and border protection, law enforcement, and areas related to national security. The Master of Forensic Science includes two compulsory research units.


120 credit points


  • Forensic science

Standard entry requirements

Undergraduate degree in natural or physical sciences with recommended studies of chemistry and biology in the undergraduate degree.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
WSU Online Domestic: $24,576
International: $24,320
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

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