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Master in Forensic Science

The situation around crime and the high impact that terrorism and terrorist activities are having in modernsocieties has pushed the International Community to dedicate resources and develop initiatives to preventcriminal acts. 


The different countries in the world are developing their own or joint strategies to make this fight against crime more efficient. An International Forensic Science Specialist Master developed to trainand educate cohorts of future forensic scientists can serve this aim and provide with trained professionals tohelp protect people. 

The Master course offered by the University of Lincoln (UK), the University of Cordoba (Spain) and theInstituto Superior de Ciencias da Saude Egas Moniz (Portugal) will constitute a joint venture in which thethree institutions will put together their forensic expertise to create the first International Joint Master inForensic Science. Forensic scientists, researchers, professionals from police and rescue services andprivate forensic laboratories from three different European countries, the United States and Canada will joinforces to offer a programme covering the main aspects of study and research in forensic sciences. 

Potential candidates of this course will need to accredit to be in possession of a Bachelor Degree inScience (or equivalent) from a recognised official Higher Education Institution in order to apply. They alsoneed to accredit a sufficient level of English to follow the course (IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 paper based, TOEFL 79 internet, or equivalent). Students will need to fill the application form and attach a CV statingacademic and non-academic achievements and apply electronically through the website of the course. 

The duration of the course is two years in which students will be able to obtain a general knowledge offorensic science (general route) or a more specialist knowledge in forensic biology or forensic chemistrybased on the selection of modules made by the student. The course will be taught in English.
The main areas of study covered in the course are: Forensic Analytical Chemistry, Forensic Botany, Legal Medicine, Forensic Toxicology, Environmental Forensic Science, Drugs of Abuse, DNA Analysis, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Entomology and Fire and Explosion Investigation. 

The course is divided in 4 semesters and the students will be rotating between the three countries eachsemester to finalise the course by developing a research project in the topic of their choice in one of thecountries. This research project will be chosen by the student from one of the above mentioned specialistareas and agreed with their academic tutor. This project will give the students the opportunity to develop a more practical knowledge in an area of their interest within Forensic Science.
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