The Master of Science (Research) is a 2 year full time (4 year part time) program designed for students interested in delving deeper into an area of forensic science and developing their independent research skills under the guidance of their supervisory panel. Students work with their supervisors to develop and investigate a research problem in forensic science, culminating in the production of a thesis that adds new knowledge to the discipline. Masters candidates who demonstrate potential for further research may apply to upgrade to the PhD program at the end of their first year. Project supervision is available a number of disciplines, including:
- Forensic toxicology & illicit drugs
- Forensic taphonomy
- Forensic biology
- Forensic intelligence
- Forensic analytical chemistry
Your learning facilities
Inside the UTS: Science Super Lab
The UTS: Science Super Lab is the first of its kind in Australia. Featuring modern equipment and technology it can accommodate up to 220 students from 12 different classes, with experiments from different disciplines running at once.
Inside the Crime Scene Simulation Lab
Forensic students at UTS Science have access to a unique Crime Scene Simulation Lab. Set up like a city apartment, the lab provides students with practical experience in crime scene investigations.
Centre for Forensic Science research laboratories
We have purpose-built forensic laboratories with state of the art forensic equipment, chemical technology, anatomical and taphonomic facilities, Find out more about the CFS laboratories you will be using during your course.
UTS graduates have enjoyed careers as crime scene officers, forensic document examiners, forensic scientists, medical researchers and teachers.
Crime Scene Officer
"People who can act as the bridge between the complex world of science and the public have great opportunities".