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UK Applicants may apply for a Career Development Loan (http:www.direct.gov.ukenEducationAndLearningAdultLearningCareerDevelopmentLoansindex.htm ). International Applicants may apply for a number of scholarships including the Patrick Stewart Scholarships see: http:www.hud.ac.ukinternationalindex.htm . The excellent employment record of our full-time Analytical Science course has been featured in an article in The Times. Introduction Forensic Science refers to the application of scientific techniques to criminal and civil legal cases. Whilst it embraces many disciplines, most practicing forensic scientists are experts in one discipline. The course provides training in Analytical Science, an area which offers many job opportunities, in the context of Forensic Science. Key features: * Modular course with eight taught modules plus project. * Emphasis on independent learning. * Assessment by assignment. The course is designed to train students in scientific methodology relating to Forensic and Analytical Science, extend your interest and knowledge in the subject and provide vocational support. Specific aims include: * To provide an understanding of the principles of the analytical method. * To provide experience in the preservation and handling of evidence. * To enable you to think critically and make informed choices between proposed analytical techniques, methods and instruments. * To educate students in the critical interpretation of data. * To teach the principles of quality control and assurance. * To enable you to apply your knowledge to the practical solution of real analytical problems in forensic and other applications. * To provide familiarity with current analytical literature and in particular to enable you to review, select, read and critically discuss the papers most relevant to a particular topic. * To train you in the methods of experimental design and the creation of new methods, novel modifications or combinations of existing methods. * To develop the techniques of communication, including report writing, poster and oral presentation. * To train students in independent study. Course Structure To complete the MSc course you are required to pass eight taught modules including a practical module and the project. The project requires 50 days laboratory work and takes place during the summer, usually in an industrial placement. We normally offer the following modules: * Fundamentals of Analytical Science * Forensic Investigation * Instrumental Methods and the Analysis of solids * Statistics and Computing * Advanced Separation Techniques * Advanced Methods for Organic Compounds * Foresic Science and the Law * Practical * Placements and Careers (no credits awarded for these modules) We also offer some Forensic short courses in partner institutions.

UK Applicants may apply for a Career Development Loan (http:www.direct.gov.ukenEducationAndLearningAdultLearningCareerDevelopmentLoansindex.htm ). International Applicants may apply for a number of scholarships including the Patrick Stewart Scholarships see: http:www.hud.ac.ukinternationalindex.htm . The excellent employment record of our full-time Analytical Science course has been featured in...

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