Although we do not offer an undergraduate course we provide a six-point unit that can be taken as part of an undergraduate degree.
We offer a variety of postgraduate degrees that focus on providing an interdisciplinary introduction to the major forensic science disciplines.
It is recommended that you complete an undergraduate degree in an area that interests you, such as Science, Law, Engineering, or Business. If you're not sure what undergraduate degree to enrol in, then a general degree such as a Bachelor of Science is a good starting point.
Once you have completed your degree, you may be able to specialise in Forensic Science through our postgraduate courses.
We offer several postgraduate coursework degrees:
Our coursework degrees allow graduates, police officers and allied forensic science workers to obtain a formal qualification in forensic science. They will also assist graduates to secure technical or laboratory-based positions. Moreover, these are adjunct degrees which equip professionally qualified scientists to become involved in forensic science. The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma provide a holistic introduction to the forensic sciences, and are designed to lead into the Master of Forensic Science.
The lectures for these courses are primarily held in the evenings to accommodate students in the work force. Please contact us for more details.
The basic entry requirement for our postgraduate coursework courses is a Bachelor of Science or another relevant undergraduate degree.
We also offer postgraduate research degrees that allow students to develop their expertise in a specific area of interest while gaining valuable research experience.
If you have an upper second or first class honours degree in a relevant subject, you can apply directly for one of the research degrees (Master by research, combined MForSc and PhD, or PhD). Following your completion of the Master by research you can apply for the PhD.
We are currently in the process of adapting some of our courses so that they may be completed online or via distance learning. However, due to the hands on nature of forensic science there will be some compulsory attendance for practical work where applicable. These opportunities are generally only available to individuals with substantial professional experience.
Throughout the year, the Centre offers a range of one-off events that may be of interest to professionals working in forensic science and allied industries. Unfortunately there are no professional workshops planned at this stage.