Uppsala University

Forensic Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    30227
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
Most crime scenes have traces that can be important evidence in a crime scene investigation. The advanced and constantly improved methods for analysing tech­nical evidence make Forensic Science a growing field. The programme is delivered by Uppsala University.

About

The Master Programme in Forensic Science at Uppsala University will enable you to meet the increasing need for forensic competence and research, but the knowledge can also be used within the industry or in the public sector.

The aim of the Master Programme in Forensic Science is to give you broad as well as deep knowledge within the field of forensic science. Several of the laboratory components in the courses are handling forensic questions and are based on novel research. The methods are, however, generally used in many other areas apart from forensic science. You will also be trained in critical thinking and analysis of information and results, which are important skills in all scientific areas. The programme is thus a broad education with close ties to research.

The Master Programme in Forensic Science received the highest possible quality credential in the latest evaluation by the Swedish Higher Education Authority.

Career

The Master Programme in Forensic Science is intended for those wishing to broaden and deepen their earlier knowledge in biology and chemistry with an orientation towards topics within forensic and toxicological analysis. The broad competence in forensic biology, toxicology, and chemistry prepares you for work in many types of laboratories. 

The programme also provides you with additional knowledge of human genetics, molecular biology, toxicology and analytical chemistry, which paves the way for careers in crime laboratories, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, environmental monitoring and biotechnology industry. The programme further prepares you for continued PhD studies (research level).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

Semester 1
  • Medical Genetics,
  • Forensic Science and Criminalistics
  • Forensic Genetics and Medicine
Semester 2
  • Elective period
  • Forensic Chemistry
Semester 3
  • Analytical Toxicology
Semester 4
  • Degree Project
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. 

The main field of study must be in molecular biology, biomedicine, chemistry, biology, or a similar field of study that includes at least 15 ECTS in chemistry and biochemistry and 15 ECTS in cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. Also required is knowledge and practical experience of laboratory experiments in life sciences.

Among the applicants fulfilling the entry and programme-specific requirements, there will be a selection based on their qualifications specified on a CV form. The CV form and all supporting documentation must then be uploaded on universityadmissions.se by 1 February.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 30227 International
  • Free EU/EEA
NON-EU/EEA
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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