If you have a strong chemistry or forensics background and want to gain more specialised knowledge of forensic toxicology or bioarchaeology, this course is for you.
If you are looking to further yourself as a forensics expert, this course will provide you with understanding of current legislation and legal procedures impacting professionals, recognising constraints and opportunities. You will gain deep knowledge and experience of relevant forensics techniques, gaining hands on experience from experienced practitioners.
This is a useful course for those already working in law enforcement agencies or those wanting to work in the field of forensics. Alternatively, this Masters can provide you with a route into research.
Careers and employability
At Nottingham Trent University we know that your employability and job prospects are crucial factors in your choice of university. You need to know that your postgraduate degree will be worth the time and money you spend on it.
95% of our postgraduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (latest DLHE Survey Postgraduate results 2014/15).
Our strength lies in the relevance of our degrees to the real world. In all subject areas, we encourage you to recognise your transferable skills and its application to a multitude of careers. By taking an MSc in Forensic Science you will benefit from the progressive development of a variety of skills, such as advanced laboratory techniques and the critical analysis and synthesis of a breadth and depth of relevant forensic-specific research.
This Masters will enable you to enter more senior roles within police services, government bodies and private companies in roles such as:
– senior forensic scientist
– DNA analysts
– crime and data analysts
– laboratory directors
– analytical chemists
– casework examiners
This course provides a good basis for you to progress onto a PhD.
Although this Forensic Science postgraduate degree does not offer a formal placement, it is vocationally focused and benefits from strong links with industry.