USPs of the course: University of Lincoln's Erasmus Mundus Masters in Forensic Science, taught at the School of Chemistry, is a unique postgraduate programme that draws on the forensic science expertise of three leading institutions across Europe, offering a truly international perspective of the field.
Conducted in partnership with the University of Córdoba, Spain, and the Institute of Health Sciences Egas Moniz, Portugal, the programme focuses on the latest specialist techniques used by the professionals in the field of forensic science.
The course also benefits from the inputs of four other renowned institutions having a strong reputation in forensic science, namely John Jay College, New York, Texas A&M, West Virginia University and the University of Western Australia, thereby making the programme enriching for the students.
Another key feature of this Masters is its multidisciplinary approach, as Forensic Science is a representative example of a multidisciplinary field in which chemistry, biology, medicine, pharmacy, physics among others, combine to solve a legally binding case.
The exceptional Master's programme covers various research areas and topics like Forensic Analytical Chemistry, Forensic Pathology, Fire and Explosion and Forensic Anthropology and equips the students with the key areas of the subject like Assurance in the Forensic Laboratory, Statistics in Forensic Science, Principles of Pharmacology, Quality, Advanced Instrumental Analysis and many more.
Students will be trained in good forensic practice from the laboratory to Court and this will incorporate general forensic principles, operating within the context of legal considerations and the role of the expert witness and presentation of evidence.
Students will also advance their technical skills through hands-on practical work in the state-of-the-art laboratories. Professional organisations and practitioners will also participate in the EMMC with seminars and/or visits.
Course Duration: 2 years(Full-time)
Career Prospects for Course Graduates: The in-depth specialist knowledge and international experience gained on this programme prepares the graduates for employment in forensic science roles around the world.
Eligibility Criteria: The applicant must have an upper second class Bachelors (over or equal to 60%) in a Science subject. The English language requirement is an average IELTS score of 6 with no element below 5.5.
What the University looks for in an application: The successful applicants need to be all prepared to study in three different countries and be flexible to adapt with the changing cultures.
Commencing From September 2016
Course Fee: £15,700
Application Deadline: It is advisable to apply by the end of June 2016.