Postgraduate Diploma of Forensic Studies - Forensic Science

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

This program is designed for people working or intending to work in the following areas: Forensic laboratories for chemical criminalistics specialisations; Forensic and environmental monitoring agencies for environmental forensics specialisations; Toxicology laboratories for analysis of toxic and pharmaceutical substances in biological samples; Drug assessment agencies where licit and illicit drug analyses are performed; Forensic pathology and mortuary laboratories; and existing employees of the above wishing to obtain higher level qualifications for expertise credentials or promotion opportunities. The program is part of a collaborative education partnership with the University of Florida, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Lausanne and Western Sydney University.


24 credit points


  • Forensic science

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Science
  • It is highly recommended that students have satisfactorily completed a chemistry and/or biochemistry subject at the equivalent of a Year 2 Bachelor degree level.

Study pathways

Exit award: Graduate Certificate in Forensic Studies may be available.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra International: $17,120 No No information available

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