• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
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The MSci in Forensic and Analytical Science at Abertay University is the only programme of its kind in Scotland.

It’s designed to give you an extra edge in the competitive job market by enhancing the knowledge and skills that are part of our BSc (Hons) Forensic Sciences programme. You’ll deep-dive into core forensic science subjects, further supported by the study of law and embedded statistics.

The MSci course content goes beyond day-to-day competence in the laboratory - you’ll learn advanced, research-led theory and put this into practice through professional placements, research projects and laboratory work in our state-of-the-art laboratories and bespoke crime-house facilities on campus.

On completion of the MSci programme, you’ll be a well-rounded graduate with a strong track record of professional and personal development. You’ll have the option to pursue a range of roles, such as forensic scientist (either as part of the civil service or the private sector), analytical scientist in industry, further study, or other science and managerial roles that utilise your transferrable skills.

You’ll graduate with a Masters level qualification and the prerequisites for Registered Scientist recognition by the Science Council.

Classed as an ‘integrated undergraduate Master of Science programme’, this year of study is eligible for SAAS funding (subject to individual student circumstances).

Learning and Assessment 

On studying this programme, you’ll:

  • Gain advanced knowledge and understanding in the fields of forensic sciences, crime scene investigation, forensic biology, forensic chemistry, and supporting topics
  • Have the opportunity to develop skills as researchers in a structured placement (industry or academia)
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of leading research in the field of forensic and analytical sciences
  • Develop the ability to produce and defend an innovative research proposal that has impact
  • Develop confident communication skills
  • Develop a culture of personal responsibility for professional and personal development


Graduates can go into careers such as forensic scientists, either as part of the civil service or the private sector, and related areas such as scenes of crime investigation or police officer. A number of our graduates have successfully obtained these highly competitive jobs.


Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSoFS)

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Contemporary Topics 
  • Master of Science Placement Based Learning
  • MSci Project
  • Science Future and Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Eligibility to study this course is dependent on academic performance throughout Years 3 and 4 of our BSc (Hons) Forensic Sciences programme.
  • For the MSci applicants must have passed grades of 120 credits in both year 3 and year 4, maintaining an annual GPA of at least C+ (2.5) as well as a successful interview and offer of a placement.
  • To apply for our MSci programme, you need to apply for the BSc (Hons) Forensic Sciences. Eligibility for progression onto MSci will be determined during study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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