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Forensic Analysis PgCert-PgDip-MSc

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  • Objectives
    It emphasises the key skills required in this specialised area of science, including good measurement and scientific practice, sample collection and chain of custody, evaluation and interpretation of data, expert witness reports and presentation of evidence in court. Kingston University has its own ‘scene of crime’ house, which is used to recreate crime scenes and enables you to put your investigative skills into practice.
  • Entry requirements
    If you would like to gain a strong background in the theory of analytical and forensic techniques and how to apply to them to complex problems, such as scenes of crime, this course is ideal.
  • Academic Title
    Forensic Analysis PgCert/PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will study and explore recent trends in forensic science and learn about the latest analytical techniques used, such as atomic and molecular spectrometry and separation techniques. You will look at the role of the forensic scientist and how they interpret, evaluate and present evidence. You will also learn how to investigate and analyse fibres, firearms and fires.

    In addition, you will have the opportunity to carry out your research project in industry or as collaborative research with other laboratories.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    -The Role of the Professional Forensic Scientist: Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence
    -Drugs of Abuse
    -Separation Science I
    -Separation Science II
    -Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy I
    -Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy II
    -Fibres, Firearms and Fire
    -Specialised Analytical Techniques, Applications and Problem Solving
    -Research project

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