Forensic science is a dynamic discipline that is crucial to the investigation of crime, the collection of evidence and intelligence, and in securing justice. This multi-disciplinary MSc programme offers students a unique opportunity to gain forensic science skills and methods within a holistic crime science framework.
Designing and Doing Research
Understanding and Interpreting Forensic Evidence
Foundations of Security and Crime Science
Judicial Decision Making and Expert Evidence
Case Assessment and Interpretation for Forensic Scientists
Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
Information Security Management
The programme is delivered by experts in the field, including those from civilian and military backgrounds at the forefront of trauma care and offers up-to-date knowledge of the science of trauma and its management. The interactive teaching methods equip you with the medical and scientific skills to become a specialist in trauma science and its management.
Introduction to Trauma Science
Critical care, Torso Trauma and Burns Management
Musculoskeletal Trauma and Rehabilitation
Nutrition and Metabolism
Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for the medico-legal purpose of establishing identity. The discipline has adopted a pivotal role in UK and International investigations in cases of inter-personal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters and war crimes. Our course provides you with training in dedicated laboratory areas with exclusive access to the unique skeletal collections in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identfication (CAHID). The programme offers a unique mix of theoretical subject matter combined with hands on practical experience which is delivered by case active academic staff who are world leaders in the field.
Peri and Post mortem processes
Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) training
Forensic Human Identification
Forensic Science and the Law
Developmental Juvenile Osteology
The MSc in Forensic Art and Facial Identification is a unique Master’s programme. It was established in 2007 by the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD). Forensic Art is the presentation of visual information in relation to legal procedures. A forensic artist may aid in the identification or location of victims of crime, missing persons or human remains, and may facilitate the identification, apprehension or conviction of criminals. Forensic artists require technical and conceptual art skills alongside comprehensive medical and anatomical knowledge. The course provides training and expertise at the cutting-edge of the forensic art profession. The course is taught by practicing forensic experts who work closely with international police forces and other law enforcement entities.
Anatomy 1 - Head and Neck
Anatomy 2 - Post Cranial
Digital Media Practice
Forensic Facial Imaging, Analysis and Comparison
Clinical Dermatology is a taught programme for medical graduates wishing to specialise in dermatology. Students will gain clinical skills and knowledge of the scientific basis of clinical dermatology. They will develop practical training in laboratory sciences relevant to skin disease. The programme also includes a critical evaluation of dermatological literature on a specialist subject.
Research Project - Clinical Dermatology
The longest running, accredited programme of its type in England - delivered by leading forensic researchers. Students gain knowledge of the forensic process and analytical techniques used in crime investigation. Exciting opportunities for specialist research projects in accredited laboratories around the world are available. This programme leads to further study opportunities (e.g. PhD) or careers in forensic science.
Drugs & Toxicology
Principles Of Forensic Science
Extended Research Project
Flexible postgraduate programme for students with a professional &/or academic interest in the complex relationship between mental disorders and criminal behaviour, taught by a multi-disciplinary team of clinical academics. Ideal first step towards clinical psychology training or a PhD. Students choose one of three pathways: Clinical Forensic Psychology, Clinical Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Mental Health Research.
Pro-social and anti-social behaviour across the lifespan
Risk management, treatment and services for mentally disordered persons
Dissertation (for MSc only)
Research Methodology & Statistics A & B
Psychology of the Legal & Investigative Process
Forensic Psychology Practice in Context (Clinical Forensic Psychology only)
Structured Professional Risk Assessment and Management
This programme is for graduates with a strong grounding in forensic science who wish to advance their knowledge of the field. It prepares you for a professional role in forensic science within the criminal or civil judicial system, police or forensic practice, or research. You develop command, control and management skills that will enable you to present expert evidential incident reports to the highest standard at court.
Forensic DNA Analysis I
Fires and Explosions
Physical Science Research Planning
Substances of Abuse
Advanced Forensic Project Laboratory
MSC Research Project