The Bachelor of Forensic Science builds on a solid foundation of biology and chemistry, and provides additional training in crime scene processing, toxicology, human pathology, serology and forensic DNA analysis. With the rapid advances in biology and technology, and because of the precision of science, courts are allocating greater weight to forensic evidence. This has created a critical need for personnel with specialized training in the field.
As a forensic science student, you receive extensive training in the collection and analysis of forensic evidence in both lab and field settings. In addition, you learn how to evaluate mock crime scenes and how to document, collect and analyze the evidence to establish connections between the victim, suspect and crime scene. The program also provides excellent preparation for graduate work in specialized areas of forensic science.
The Master of Forensic Science is an exciting and innovative curriculum that offers students advanced, hands-on training in crime scene investigation techniques and crime laboratory methodologies. State-of-the-art crime scene training facilities and crime laboratories are used to train students in the practices of modern forensics. Students will conduct research relevant to the field of forensic science working under the guidance of the course programme.
Students will learn the fundamentals of crime scene investigation and reconstruction along with practicing analysis, comparison, and evaluation of pattern and trace evidence. This course provides a crucial underpinning to the scientific focus that a student chooses.
The education and training of doctoral students is one of the most important aspects of a university activity. The pursuit of knowledge through research higher degree programs not only leads to a well-educated society and a highly trained professional work force, but also contributes significantly to the university research and scholarship. The aim of the PhD program is to provide research training in a manner that fosters the development of independent research skills in candidates.
These skills include the capacity to formulate a significant problem, to develop mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological skills, and to relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in the relevant disciplinary area. The doctoral thesis provides evidence of a contribution to knowledge with a level of originality consistent with 3-4 years of full-time study and research training. It also demonstrates a candidate's capacity for critical analysis and that he or she is capable of pursuing scholarly and programmatic research.