Students build a solid foundation of skills and knowledge in the enabling sciences, complemented by an in-depth understanding of forensic science in the context of their chosen discipline.
Development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills is a focus of the degree, with graduates in high demand from a diverse range of industries and organisations.
Majors include Biology, Chemistry, CSI, Digital Forensic.
This is a hands-on course using world-class facilities that are modelled on operational laboratories.
The aim is to produce professional forensic scientists with highly adaptable scientific skills accompanied by a thorough grounding in theory and practice.
This is a well-regarded course with strong links to industries such as the federal and state police services, national and international forensic institutions, and government laboratories.
Career options vary according to the chosen major.
- Chemistry: criminalist, trace evidence specialist, explosive specialist, analytical chemist, toxicologist, clinical or regulatory toxicologist, analytical technician.
- Biology: DNA specialist, forensic scientist, molecular research scientist, hospital scientist, pathology technician, forensic anthropologist, forensic pathologist.
- Crime scene investigation: scene-of-crime officer, team leader in investigations, fire investigator, trace evidence specialist, forensic scientist, analyst.
- Digital forensics: digital forensic scientist or analyst, e-Discovery analyst, cyberthreat intelligence analyst, fraud investigator, information security analyst, malware analyst.
Graduates of these majors could find employment with organisations such as the Australian Federal Police, state policing agencies, ASIO, CSIRO, ANSTO, customs, immigration, banks and financial institutions, consulting and accounting firms, private forensic agencies, and cybersecurity firms.
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- Principles of Forensic Science
- Principles of Scientific Practice
- Mathematical Modelling for Science
- Cell Biology and Genetics
- Forensic Statistics
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- 36 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Biology Forensic Science View 20 other Masters in Forensic Science in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.
- The English proficiency
- To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
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International861 AUD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 861 AUD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
- All offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP).
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.