At Lincoln, you will be taught by experienced academics and practitioners with specialist expertise in analytical and organic chemistry, pharmacy, entomology, anthropology and molecular biology. You will be encouraged to engage in the interdisciplinary research culture at the University of Lincoln and to work alongside academics who are striving to advance forensic science techniques.
Teaching incorporates forensic principles, operating within the context of legal considerations, the role of the expert witness and presentation of evidence. You will have the opportunity to learn about the processes involved in providing impartial evidence in criminal investigations, from crime scenes to the laboratory and, finally, to the courtroom.
How You Study
Contact Hours and Independent Study
Students on this course should typically expect 350 hours of contact time over the duration of the programme. The amount of contact time will vary depending on the various module option choices chosen.
The postgraduate study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to at least spend two-three hours in an independent study.
The composition and delivery for the course break down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, laboratory practicals, research and one-to-one learning.
How You Are Assessed
The grading system for modules and award will follow the standard regulations for postgraduate taught degrees. The pass mark for modules is 50% or above and the distinguishing mark is 70% or above.
The module mark will be awarded based on different assessment methods: coursework, examinations, presentations, practical sessions or work contributions to the module. Details will be provided in a module handbook given to students at the beginning of the academic year.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.
Students holding a lower second class degree may be eligible subject to interview.
International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
About the School
Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.