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4.2.2.7    Master of Science in Forensic Science (Full-Time and Part-Time)

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The MSc in Forensic Science aims to equip its participants with the key knowledge and capabilities to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and principles behind the application of scientific techniques to forensic investigations and to the criminal justice system
  • Explore the different basic and advanced techniques used in forensic investigation
  • Enhance hands-on advanced problem solving skills by applying the knowledge gained to come up with innovative solutions to problems related to forensic science

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to this programme must possess either of the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines (with Honours or its equivalent); or
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines with at least 2 years of relevant work experience; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00

The relevant disciplines would be Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Law, Pharmacy, Physics, Statistics and Probability, Psychology and Social Work.

The relevant work experience considered would be in industries such as enforcement, investigations, front line forensics officers such as CSI, paralegal, forensic science laboratory officers, underwriters, forgery investigators and etc.

Applicants from countries whose native tongue is not English or whose tertiary education is not conducted in English must have a TOEFL score of ≥85 (internet-based) or a IELTS score of ≥6.0.

Programme Structure

Students have to fulfil all the following conditions:

  1. Read and pass the following two essential modules:
    1. FSC5199 Research Project in Forensic Science
    2. FSC5101 Survey of Forensic Science
  2. Read and pass five* elective modules chosen from the following list:
    1. FSC5201 Advanced CSI Techniques
    2. FSC5202 Forensic Defense Science
    3. FSC5203 Digital Forensic Investigation
    4. FSC5204 Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
    5. FSC5205 Forensic Science in Major Cases
    6. SP4261 Articulating Probability and Statistics in Court
    7. SP4262 Forensic Human Identification
    8. SP4263 Forensic Toxicology and Poison
    9. SP4264 Criminalistics: Evidence and Proof
    10. SP4265 Criminalistics: Forgery Expose with Forensic Science
    11. SP4266 Forensic Entomology
    12. FSC4206/LL4362V Advanced Criminal Litigation – Forensics on Trial
    13. IFS4102 Digital Forensics
  3. Obtain a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.00.

*Please note that students can only read a maximum of 8 MCs of level 4000 electives.

Programme Intake

There is only one intake per academic year in August.

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