Master Forensic Medicine (M.FM.)

University of Dundee

Tuition fee:
  • € 4,439 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,301 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The Master of Forensic Medicine is a 1-year taught masters course designed primarily for overseas medical graduates. It may be suitable also for dental graduates, and for graduates in nursing or the biological sciences who have already completed a postgraduate degree such as an MSc or a PhD.

The philosophy of the programme is to foster the development of medico-legal expertise founded in current scientific knowledge and devoid of bias. The course addresses those aspects of forensic medicine and science which are most frequently the subject of expert testimony in the courts. The intention is to provide postgraduate students with core knowledge and intellectual skills in forensic medicine.

Contents

The programme consists of medico-legal casework attachments, lectures, small group tutorials and assigned work based on primary literature searches and requiring written opinions on case studies. There are lectures on Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine.

Modules:

- Forensic Science

- Forensic Medicine

- Either a literature review dissertation or a research dissertation based upon a short research project.

Requirements

A degree in medicine - MBChB or equivalent.

English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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