The Master of Science in Forensic Science program is a two (2) year multidisciplinary postgraduate program leading to the Master of Science degree. This MSc programme is designed in such a way that students with relevant qualification are introduced to the physical, biological and legal applications of the forensic sciences within the context of the criminal justice system. The course work offers broad exposure to forensic laboratory equipment and instrumentation, as well as legal issues, expert testimony, trace evidence, physical evidence, professional ethics, quality assurance and current topics in research and development within the forensic sciences. It also includes a directed research project, which is conducted within a forensic laboratory setting. There is a core component of the course and an elective that will allow students to choose between three areas of specialization: molecular biology, criminalistics and forensic anthropology.
To be considered for admission into the M.Sc. progammes, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements.
Duration of Programme
The progarmme shall run for a minimum of FOUR (4) semesters and a maximum of SIX (6) semesters.
Candidate must demonstrate orally complete mastery of basic theoretical biochemistry as well as successfully defend his/her research findings and dissertation before a panel of internal and external examiners.