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Course summary

This conversion course means you do not have to currently hold an undergraduate degree in Forensic Science to apply for this. It provides you with the required knowledge and skills to enter into a career in forensic science. During this one year masters course, you'll receive high level training in analytical science, incorporating elements of biology, chemistry and law. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of not only the scientific issues that affect the outcome of criminal trials, but also societal factors such as unconscious bias and juror expectation. Forensic science is the application of a broad range of scientific analyses for the assistance of courts of law. If you have an analytical mind-set and enjoy problem-solving, this master's course will enable you to deepen your knowledge gained from a scientific or analytical background, to specialise in a field where you'll add real value to society. You'll also undertake a substantial research project based on your interests and career goals.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants normally have one of the following: • An honours degree awarded by a UK institute of higher education (at least 2:2), in a relevant applied or social science subject. • Relevant subjects include but are not exclusive to Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees in Biological Science, Chemical Science, Biomedical Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Geography, Engineering, Mathematics, Psychology etc. • If your first degree is a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or majors in Social Science you will be asked to provide a brief description of your experience of quantitative analysis. This could be from previous study or from employment. • We will also look at other subjects which include a component of quantitative research. As this is a conversion course, we do not accept applicants who have a BSc(Hons) or MSci in Forensic Science. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. We recommend applying as early as possible if you are interested in this course. Once we have reached the capacity for this course, we may close early for applications.

Fees and funding

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Forensic Science at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS