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Forensic Science

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

The Research Master's programme in Forensic Science, is unique in the Netherlands. It distinguishes itself from most programmes in Forensic Science as it builds on a wide range of science backgrounds.

A dead body is found in a harbour. The body is completely packed in black industrial foil, bound together with tape and weighed down with pavement tiles secured by steel cables and chains. The police decide to transport the remains undisturbed to the forensic institute. Careful photography and recovery of the binding material is followed by a series of investigations : an autopsy, blood analysis, examination of microtraces under the fingernails, examination of the tape for fingerprints and determination of DNA samples. Later the body is identified by the tattoo on the victim's ankle, which matches the description of that on a missing person. Ultimately, a physical match between the victim's broken artificial nail and a piece of it found at the suspected crime scene turns out to be a valuable clue. Forensic Science is a complex and diverse field. An ever increasing amount of information can be obtained from an ever smaller amount of material. Scientific research yields new developments all the time, generating more advanced methods. Researchers must, therefore, be able to combine forensic expertise with sophisticated technologies in a multidisciplinary environment.

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Admission requirements

Professional experience

Not necessary but helpful

Grade list

Applicants are expected to have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalant to at least:

3.0 (American system) or
2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system) or
C (ECTS-system)

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: B1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS listening: 6, IELTS reading: 6, IELTS writing: 6, IELTS speaking: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 235, TOEFL internet based: 90

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