Forensic and Analytical Science with Industrial Experience at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Ever watched a crime documentary and found yourself glued to the screen during crime scene investigations? Or perhaps you zone in on the lab investigations, including spot tests for blood stains, and the methods used for determining alcohol and drugs in the blood? A four-year undergraduate Master’s course with a placement year in research, our Forensic and Analytical Science MSci degree gives you an opportunity to potentially explore these areas of this fascinating subject, while putting theory to the test in the real world. In our specialised labs and crime-scene facilities on our Forensic and Analytical Science MSci degree, you’ll get to grips with tools and processes used in real-life investigations, with simulated scenarios providing on-the-spot challenges to help test your know-how. Why Study Forensic and Analytical Science with Industrial Experience MSci at the University of Huddersfield? The course will see you get to grips with the tools and processes used in real-life, forensic investigations, via our specialised labs and crime-scene facilities. Simulated scenarios will also challenge you to apply your know-how on the spot and. Where this course differs from our BSc(Hons) is that, during the third year of the MSci, you’ll experience a (compulsory) placement year in an academic research setting, working with one of our Forensic and Analytical Science academics. Research topics range from looking at toolmark impressions to the identification of lubricants used in firearms. The variety of roles in forensic science is vast, too – from forensic toxicologists and DNA analysts, to forensic entomologists, toolmark and impressions, firearms and clothing damage analysts. Professional Bodies This course was last accredited in autumn 2018 by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and for six years thereafter. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


In the first year, your core modules include: • Practical Forensic Science 1 • Analytical Science 1 • Inorganic Chemistry 1 • Data Handling for Forensic Science • Organic Chemistry 1 • Physical Chemistry 1. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, and practicals/workshops, as well as experiential learning whilst on placement. Assessment will include written exams, problem solving exercises, assessment of laboratory skills, multiple choice questions (mainly in your first year), oral and poster presentations and written reports.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Forensic and Analytical Science with Industrial Experience at University of Huddersfield - UCAS