Forensic science is a dynamic discipline that is crucial to the investigation of crime, the collection of evidence and intelligence, and in securing justice
Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on teaching, the module 'SECU0055: Forensic Biology and DNA Interpretation' will not run in 2020/21. The launch of the module 'SECU0063: Digital Forensic Science and Technology' has been postponed and will not run in 2020/21. These are optional modules and these changes do not affect the structure of the programme. External module availability will be dependent on the teaching department.
Please be aware that certain modules will require pre-requisites such as relevant first degree, or specific A-level subjects. In addition, modules run by other departments may not be available every year due to timetable constraints.
Watch Professor Ruth Morgan introduce the Crime and Forensic Science MSc in the following video:
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Module information is available via the links below (pdf). This degree is only available full-time and campus-based.
- Designing and Doing Research (SECU0027)
- Security and Crime Science Dissertation (SECU0045)
- Foundations of Security and Crime Science (SECU0031)
- Law and Expert Evidence (SECU0023)
- Quantitative Methods (SECU0028)
- Understanding and Interpreting Forensic Evidence (SECU0040)
Students choose three of the following optional modules:
- Forensic Geoscience (SECU0021)
- Topics in Modern Chemistry (CHEM0077)
- Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (BIOL0008)
- Horizon Scanning and the Changing Nature of Crime (SECU0056)
- Information Security Management (COMP0059)
- Introduction to Cybersecurity (SECU0038)
- Judgment and Decision-Making (PSYC0086)
- Practices of Crime Scene Investigation and Expert Testimony (SECU0039)
- Forensic Anthropology (ARCL0119) (new module this year, replaces Forensic Archaeology)
- Advanced Forensic Anthropology(new module this year, replaces Forensic Archaeology) (ARCL0181)