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Forensic Science degrees abroad

Forensic science looks at applying science to help with an investigation. It may be used in civil cases as well as criminal ones, and uses learnings from chemistry and biology to obtain evidence. Some of the techniques used in forensic science include fingerprinting, hair analysis, luminol spray, and toxicology.

The popularity of studying forensic science has increased significantly over the last decade, in part due to popular TV series and films. Across the world you can study forensic science at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels.

Forensic Science program structure

At undergraduate level, bachelor’s degrees in forensic science may take between three and four years to complete. At master’s level, a program will last between one and two years. A PhD in forensics will take at least three years full time to complete.

Forensic science degrees may be accredited by an official body or organization in the country you are studying in. This means that they meet the strict standards of practice necessary for a professional environment.

At some institutions you are able to experience a work placement as part of your degree, giving you real world experience of what you’ve learnt on your course.

You’ll study the main areas of forensic science through modules. Some areas of study are compulsory, and others are elective for you to specialize in or expand your knowledge in other subjects. Some of the most common module topics in forensic science include:

  • Biology in forensic science
  • Chemistry in forensic science
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Digital forensics
  • DNA analysis
  • Ballistics
  • Laws for evidence

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Forensic Science study abroad programs

Forensic science undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in forensic science

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    Medicinal Chemistry and Forensic Science - Dual BSc (Hons) Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,344 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Chemistry: Bioanalytical and Forensics (STEM) - BS California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,499 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,499 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Chemistry: Forensic Science - BSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,155 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Chemistry: Forensics - BA/BSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,328 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,328 USD

    Start date
    August, January, April
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    Chemistry: Forensics Chemistry - BA California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in forensic science

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    Computing and Information Technology: Cyber Security-Digital Forensics - AASc College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Forensic Science - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Forensic Science Dual Admission Programs (CUNY Justice Academy) - Dual ASc/BSc John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA

    Program type
    Associate/Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,880 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,880 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in forensic science

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    Computing and Information Technology: Cyber Security-Digital Forensics - Cert College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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Forensic science graduate programs

Master's in forensic science

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    Business Administration: Forensics and Fraud Examination (Tiffin Specializations) - Dual MBA/MIBA American University of Applied Sciences Institute in Switzerland., Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,774 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,000 CHF

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Forensic Science - MSc John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,390 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,390 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Forensic Science (Advanced Practice) - MSc Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,367 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,500 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Forensic Science - MSc Pace University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,706 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,706 USD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Forensic Science and Law - Integrated BS/BA/MSc Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    45,376 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 45,376 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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Future forensic science careers

In terms of careers directly related to forensics, graduates can go on to do some of the following roles:

  • Police officer
  • Detective
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Laboratory technician

Graduates of forensics have showed that they are methodical and have a great eye for detail. Regardless of the career you go into after studying forensic these skills will be highly sought after by employers.