Graduate Prospectus

Crime and Forensic Science MSc


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.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.


Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant disciplines will generally include science subjects, for example chemistry, biology, physics, engineering or computer science; psychology, archaeology or geography. Alternatively candidates may qualify for entry if they can offer five or more years of relevant professional experience (for example in the police service, or with a forensic science provider).

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for students from a range of different disciplines, as mentioned above, who wish to develop the skills necessary for a career or further doctoral research in this field.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • what particularly attracts you to this particular programme
  • why you want to study this subject in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at UCL, rather than elsewhere
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • if you are aware and comfortable with the fact that the programme includes courses on statistics and quantitative analysis, as well as a general emphasis on the scientific method and empirical research
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £10,450
  • Overseas Full-time: £21,700

Funding

UCL Security and Crime Science is offering up to ten bursary scholarships of between £2,500 and £10,000 and you must apply by 30 April 2014 to be considered for one of these.

For further information, please visit our website.

Scholarships available for this department

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

Department of Security and Crime Science Scholarships

To assist outstanding students.

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Next steps

Contact

Dr Aysha Chaudhary

T: +44 (0)20 3108 3062

Department

Security & Crime Science

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