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Master of Science (Forensic Sciences)

ACADEMICS

Job roles include:

 

  • Medical examiners
  • Crime laboratory analysts
  • Crime scene examiners
  • Forensic engineers Language experts

Master of Science (Forensic Sciences)

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Programme Duration

2 Years

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Semesters

4

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Level

Postgraduate

 

Criteria:

A minimum 3 year undergraduate degree from a recognised university with a 50% aggregate or the equivalent, along with a minimum 50% aggregate in CBSE grades X & XII, or the equivalent from an alternative schools, is required.

 

 

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Academic Year

2019-2021

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Fees per year

AED 45 000

Make a difference in society

Most of the job prospects for forensic scientists are in the government sector, particularly in various law enforcement agencies such as the police, the legal system, and the investigative services of government. With significant growth in crime rates, and criminals becoming even smarter, the role of forensic sciences experts has increased exponentially.

Programme description

This programme is designed to introduce students to forensic science and its interdisciplinary nature through an exploration and examination of forensic sub-disciplines and emerging techniques including: DNA forensics and forensic chemistry, among others. Beyond providing students with a broad overview of forensic science, students will be encouraged to explore and develop their own specific interests within the field.
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This programme is designed to introduce students to forensic science and its interdisciplinary nature through an exploration and examination of forensic sub-disciplines and emerging techniques including: DNA forensics and forensic chemistry, among others. Beyond providing students with a broad overview of forensic science, students will be encouraged to explore and develop their own specific interests within the field.

 

Amity University Dubai is at the forefront in this new and exciting field that has career opportunities in police departments, law enforcement agencies, detective agencies, banking and other sectors. Our state-of-the-art Forensics laboratory gives students a chance to participate in practical simulations of forensic studies such as fingerprinting, DNA Profiling, toxicological analysis, trace evidence analysis, questioned documents and handwriting examinations.

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Career opportunities

Besides working with police as investigation officers, an M.Sc. (Forensic Sciences) degree offers many other career options, including work as expert consultants.

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What will students learn?

Learning outcomes 1

Students will develop a critical understanding of the diverse institutions of crime control.

Learning outcomes 2

Students will learn how to evaluate competing explanations, and develop the skills needed in reconstructing events surrounding an incident and as a result, form an opinion based on scientific evidence.

Learning outcomes 3

Students will learn how to interpret scientific data in the laboratory and the crime scene.

Learning outcomes 4

Students will learn how to categorise the diverse historical, economic, social and political influences of criminology and its application in Forensic Science.

Learning outcomes 5

Students will learn how to apply the protocols for securing and recording the incident scene and know how to collect trace and physical evidence.

Learning outcomes 6

Students will learn how to apply scientific techniques in order to examine forensic evidence.

What will students achieve?

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