Master of Forensic Science (Professional Practice)

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

If you have a degree in science, or a relevant bachelor degree, this course will give you the skills you need to help in criminal investigations. Build your expertise in specimen preparation, sources of contamination, quality assurance, statistical interpretation and the admissibility of evidence as you learn to prepare and deliver courtroom testimony. You'll also get to reconstruct crime scenes as you learn to collect, process and interpret biological, chemical and physical evidence giving you the skills to translate theory into practice. Hear how this course element has been a stand-out opportunity for Lilly who thrives with hands-on study experiences.


Total credit points: 36

Standard entry requirements

University level (AQF Level 7) qualification in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, “Other Natural and Physical Sciences” or relevant Health related fields (Medical, Veterinary or Dental Studies, Nursing, Pharmacy or “Other Health”). Majors in Criminology will be considered if they contain units in a Biological or Chemical Sciences (i.e. Crime Science) at the discretion of the Academic Chair. Or Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science (Professional Practice) (C1131) or Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science (Professional Practice) (G1085) with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Perth campus International: $55,980 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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