Looking to gain or expand your skills and knowledge in the area of Forensic Science? The UK offers some excellent courses with a longstanding history of teaching excellence and solid contacts in this field. Queen Mary University of London offers an MSc in Forensic Medical Science. In this program you will study forensic pathology and will visit mortuaries to observe autopsies, attend court hearings, gaining knowledge of how injuries are interpreted and how cases are prepared for court. In clinical forensic medicine you will study the role of the doctor in assessing persons in custody, assault victims, child maltreatment, assessing torture victims, etc.
Other areas which are covered include drugs, alcohol and their misuse, and how these substances are detected and quantified. You will also study the various methods that deceased and living persons can be identified by both as single cases and in mass disasters, including by DNA, dental and other methods.
Strathclyde University also offers an excellent program which has been in existence for more than 50 years. This course offers the following areas of study.
- crime scene investigation
- legal procedures and the law
- evidence interpretation and statistical evaluation
- analysis of range of evidence types including footwear marks, trace evidence, and questioned documents
Following a general introduction to forensic science in semester 1, you can choose to specialise in either forensic biology or forensic chemistry. As a forensic biologist you’ll study a range of topics including:
- body fluid analysis
- blood pattern interpretation
- DNA profiling
- investigation of assaults and sexual offences
If you choose to specialise in forensic chemistry, you’ll develop expertise in:
- analysis of fires and explosives
- drugs of abuse
- alcohol and toxicology
STUDENTS APPLYING FROM CANADA THROUGH BARCLAY EDUCATIONAL RECEIVE FREE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE. Our fee is paid by the school so there is no cost to the student. For details on the programs please follow links below. For any questions please contact Jackie: JSB@barclayedu.com