Admission in top M.Sc. Forensic science colleges in Abroad for 2021 | by Forensic Yard

Admission in top M.Sc. Forensic science colleges in Abroad for 2021 |Forensic Yard|

As a graduate in Forensic science in India, every forensic students gets confused regarding colleges as to where to apply for higher education. Some students try to pursue a career in India while some choose foreign colleges/Universities for better opportunities. To ease your search about the colleges we have created a list of top M.Sc. Forensic science colleges in abroad.

It is a hard decision to make as an Indian searching for a foreign university as countries like Australia, Canada, the U.K., the U.S.A., Germany, etc. are a hub of Forensic science programs. So, with proper research, we have created a list of top M.Sc. Forensic science colleges abroad for Forensic aspirants.

M.Sc. Forensic Science colleges abroad

 University of Strathclyde, U.K.

University of Strathclyde

Founded in 1796, the University of Strathclyde is the second oldest university in Glasgow, Scotland with over 20,000 students. It is a public research university and was awarded the Times Higher Education award twice and is one of the 5th hardest universities to get into in 2020 in the U.K.

Establishment Year 2005
Location Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Accreditated by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Course Name M.Sc. (Forensic Science)
Course Duration 1 year
Start of Duration September
Fee Structure £20 900 /- Annual Fees

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum second-class honors degree (minimum 60%), or international equivalent degree, in a relevant science subject such as chemistry biology biochemistry pharmacy zoology botany Prospective students with relevant industry experience, are also welcome to apply.
  • English Language requirements: A score of 6.5 in IELTS for all non-English speakers is required for entry to the MSc program, with a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for all components including speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • For further information on entry requirements visit the official website of Strathclyde university or contact the university’s representative Christopher MacKay ([email protected])/ Contact us Christopher MacKay +44 (0) 141 548 2912.
  • For scholarships opportunities take a look at  www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/

Career opportunities

  • Most forensic experts in Scotland are employed by the Scottish police authority.
  • Forensic scientists can specialize in specific areas such as crime scene examination, DNA analysis, drug analysis, and fire investigation.
  • Previous Indian graduates from the University have gone on to have successful careers in a huge variety of fields both in India and around the world including:
    1. Ford Motors UK
    2. AXA Insurance
    3. Suzlon Energy Ltd.
    4. ABN AMRO Bank
    5. Prince Waterhouse Cooper, UK

 

 West Virginia University

West Virginia University

 West Virginia University is a public, land grant, research university with its main campus in Morgantown while others located in Beckley, Keyser, and Charleston with over 28,000 students on all campuses.

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Establishment Year 1867
Location Morgantown, West Virginia, US
Accreditated by Forensic Science Education Programs
Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)
Course Name M.Sc. (Forensic and investigative Sciences)
Course Duration
Start of Duration January 15
Fee Structure £13,761 /- Per Semester Fees

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for admission into the Forensic science program at WVU an applicant must submit official, Bachelor’s degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75 (approx. 75-77%).
  • To be eligible for admission into the Forensic and Investigative Science graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:
    • Essay/Writing Sample (Contact a Graduate Program Representative for a Prompt) 
    • Letters of Recommendation – Two 
    • GRE
  • If the students haven’t completed their bachelor’s degree from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, then the minimum requirement of the English language is:
    • IELTS- 6.5
    • TOEFL- 79
    • PTE- 53
    • Duolingo English test- 105
  • For scholarship opportunities visit https://admissions.wvu.edu/cost-and-aid/scholarship-chart & https://financialaid.wvu.edu/home/scholarships

 

Teesside University

Teesside University

Teesside University is a public university with its campuses in Middlesbrough and Darlington in the U.K. with around 19,000 students on both campuses. 

Establishment Year 1930
Location Middlesbrough, East England, UK
Accreditated by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Course Name M.Sc. (Forensic Science)
Course Duration 1 year if enrolled in September,
16 months if enrolled in January
Start of Duration January, September
Fee Structure £13 000/- Annual fees (Full time)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum of 55% or CGPA 5.8/10 from a recognized Indian University. 50% or CGPA 5.5/10 from the following universities: Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Jadavpur, Kolkata University. Acceptable subjects include Biology, chemistry, Biomedical science, Forensic science, or equivalent degree.
  • English Language requirements: A score of 6.5 in IELTS for all non-English speakers is required for entry to the MSc program.
  • For scholarship opportunities visit https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/postgrad/pg_scholarships.cfm 

 

University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield is a public research university with 4 campuses and more than 17,000 students.

Establishment Year 1992
Location Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
Accreditated by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Course Name M.Sc. (Forensic Science)
Course Duration 1 year
Start of Duration January, September, April
Fee Structure  £15,500/- Annual Fees (Full time)

Eligibility Criteria

  • The normal entry requirements for enrolment on an MSc Forensic science by Research is an upper second honors degree (2.1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed program to be followed. 
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
  • For scholarship opportunities visit https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/scholarships/  
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University of Kent

University of Kent formerly known as University of Kent at Canterbury is a semi-collegiate public research university having 3 campuses in the UK with over 19,000 students.

Establishment Year 1965
Location Canterbury, Kent, UK
Accreditated by Privy Council
Course Name M.Sc. (Forensic Science)
Course Duration 1 year
Start of Duration September
Fee Structure  £20,500/- Annual Fees (Full time)

Eligibility Criteria

  • The normal entry requirements for enrolment on an MSc by Research is an upper second honors degree (2.1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed program to be followed. 
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
  • For scholarship opportunities visit https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/fees-and-funding

 

Amity University – Dubai

Amity University Dubai

Established more than 25 years ago, Amity University, Dubai was considered as one of the top-ranked universities under For-profit private universities. It has 11 international campuses with 4500+ faculties and 60,000+ alumni.

Establishment Year 2011
Location Dubai, UAE
Accreditated by QAA, IACBE, WASC
Course Name M.Sc. (Forensic Science)
Course Duration 2 year
Start of Duration September
Fee Structure  45,000 AED Annual Fees (Full time)

Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum 3-year undergraduate degree from a recognized 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 school, is required.
  • During 2014 and 2016, DHA (Dubai Health Authority) implemented a law that requires all residents of Dubai to have basic health insurance.  Students can apply for the health insurance offered by Amity University Dubai for AED 1,500.  Alternatively, you can also arrange for your own cover which will need to be finalized prior to completing your visa process. 

 

University of Canberra

Canberra University is a public research university having only one campus in Bruce, Canberra, Australia with around 16,000 students enrolled right now.

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Establishment Year 1990 (university status)
Location Bruce, Canberra. Australia
Accreditated by ASAIHL, New Generation Universities
Course Name M.Sc. (Applied Science)
Course Duration 2 year
Start of Duration September
Fee Structure $35,500 Annual Fees (Full time)

Eligibility Criteria

  • An honors degree in science (at H1 or H2A level) or the equivalent in a relevant professional field; or
  • A bachelor’s degree in science or applied science, with above-average performance; or
  • A bachelor’s degree followed by a graduate diploma in applied science; or
  • An honors degree in science (at H2B or H3 level) and evidence of a capacity for conducting research at the master’s degree level.
  • Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

 

Northumbria University

Northumbria University in North East England in Newcastle is a public research university with two campuses in Newcastle and in London with 26,000+ students.

Establishment Year 1992 (university status)
Location Newcastle upon Tony, England, U.K.
Accreditated by AACSB, Wallace Group, ACU
Course Name M.Sc. (Applied Science)
Course Duration 2 year
Start of Duration September
Fee Structure

£16,000 Annual Fees (Full time)

Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honors degree in a subject related to chemistry or biology. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications, and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • You will need an undergraduate degree with 65% from any university in India (60% from Delhi/Mumbai/Pune universities). 
  • International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent).

 

Griffith University

Griffith is a public research university in Queensland, Australia with six campuses distinctive on the basis of their nature based settings with the urban environment. Griffith educates around 45,000 students in all campuses.

Establishment Year 1971
Location Digital campus, Queensland, Australia
Accreditated by

Association of southeast Asian institutions of Higher learning and

Innovative Research Universities

Course Name M.Sc. (Criminology and Criminal justice)
Course Duration 1.5 years
Start of Duration March
Fee Structure

$23,500 Annual Fees (Full time)

Eligibility Criteria

  • a three-year Bachelor degree in the same field of study from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale)
  • OR a Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale) – these students will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing.
  •  OR a Bachelor Honours degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the same field of study with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7-point scale) – these students may apply for up to 40 credit points of advanced standing.

English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5
  • OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)
  • OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 185 (no score less than 176) on C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58.
  • English test results must be no more than two years old.

 

University of Technology, Sydney

University of Technology is a public research university in Sydney, Australia and enrolled around 46,000 students as of 2019. Its origins trace back to 1870’s and was originally formed in 1988.

Establishment Year 1988
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Accreditated by ATN, ASU, ASAIHL
Course Name Msc. (Forensic Science)
Course Duration 1.5 years
Start of Duration
Fee Structure

$20,145 per session

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.
  • Entry into the course requires the completion of a bachelor’s, master’s, graduate diploma, graduate certificate qualification in chemical sciences, biochemistry and cell biology, human biology, forensic science or medical science.

  • The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

 

Conclusion

In the above article we have listed some of the best Forensic science recommendation from different sources. This list includes the overview of the universities. For further information click on the links of the particular universities or contact us at [email protected]

 

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