Expand your knowledge in all areas of forensic science, from crime scene to courtroom. Gain hands-on skills with our accredited Masters degree, ready for your future career.
Study our MSc Forensic Science and you’ll be immersed in a practical environment that closely emulates a real scenarios – from crime scene to court room.
You’ll have access to specialist equipment in our Science Centre in Cambridge, where you’ll be taught by experienced forensics academics and practitioners. We’ll support you to gain the practical and analytical skills and expertise required to become a confident and effective forensic scientist.
Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and benefits from our close links to major employers in the forensic science industry both in the private or public sector.
Our Masters degree in Forensic Science combines practical skills with high-level theoretical knowledge on a wide range of forensic techniques.
You will discuss in depth the examination, analysis and interpretation of a range of criminalistics evidence when being processed from crime scene through to the laboratory.
You’ll discover how to identify the evidential value of different types of evidence as well as how to identify and implement the most appropriate analytical methodologies.
We’ll train you to design and carry out your own research project in an area that particularly interests you, and guide you on research methods, good practice, presentation and the application of your research.
At ARU, our postgraduate courses fit your life and you can study part-time or while you work. The skills you’ll gain will equally prepare for the forensic field and also for a future career in the broader scientific and technological fields.
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At ARU you’ll be based in our Science Centre in Cambridge campus. Some of the facilities that are provided here include:
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The MSc in Forensic Science course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science. Studying on this course qualifies you to become a member of the Society.
This course is enhanced by our excellent working relationships with most of the major employers in the forensic science industry, including the police and fire services.
Accreditation by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, together with our focus on theory and good laboratory practice, analytical measurement and research and management skills, will make you an attractive candidate for employment.
Gaining this Masters degree will open up career opportunities in specialist forensic science laboratories in the chemical, biological, environmental, pharmaceutical and law enforcement industries.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our PhD Forensic Science. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
While you’re studying here and after you graduate, you can access support through our dedicated Employability Service.
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