If you are considering entering the field of Forensic Science, Scotland Universities offer a number of interesting choices for students. Courses are available in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs and offer some very compelling career choices upon graduation.
The University of Dundee has an excellent undergraduate program, BSc Forensic Anthropology. Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for medical and legal purposes. This includes establishing identity, investigating suspicious deaths and identifying victims of mass disasters.
This specialised area of forensic science requires detailed anatomical and osteological training. Identifying the deceased is critical to the successful outcome of all legal investigations.
In the first part of this program, students will study modules within the School of Life Sciences. This gives future practitioners a solid understanding of physiology, biochemistry and related biomedical sciences.
As students advance through the degree, they will develop a sound knowledge of the human body from the early stages of development to adult form, including work on specially embalmed cadavers. All of this will provide students with solid skills to become forensic practitioners.
In terms of postgraduate study, look no further than the University of Strathclyde. The highly respected MSc program in Forensic Science has existed for more than 50 years.
Strathclyde forensic science graduates form a wide network who are hold important positions world-wide. In addition to preparing students for life as a forensic scientist, they are given a wide range of practical skills, problem-solving and investigative thinking relevant to a wide range of careers. All of this comes from an expert staff who do important casework and research in the field.
Students will learn at the state of the art Centre for Forensic Science – a modern purpose-built laboratory for practical forensic training. This excellent facility is equipped with the latest instrumentation for analysis of a wide range of evidence types. Facilities includes a microscopy suite, DNA profiling laboratory, analytical chemistry laboratory, blood pattern analysis room, and a suite for setting up mock crime scenes.
Are you interested in finding out more about Forensic Science? Would you like to study in Scotland? If you are applying from Canada, please contact Jackie at JSB@barclayedu.com Please Note: Our services are free to students. As agents of the universities, they are the ones who pay our fee. Currently, applications are still being accepted for Fall 2020 although start dates may change due to Covid-19. Good luck and stay well.