Forensic Science Project - FSCI6200

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 30 (15) Chris Shepherd checkmark-circle


This module will provide students with the skills necessary to propose, develop, perform and report on a project. The emphasis of this module will focus on not only academic research projects but also on future employability skills related to working in industry.


Contact hours

Private Study: 230
Contact Hours: 70
Total: 300


Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Progress Report (3 hours) – 10%
• Presentation (6 hours) – 20%
• Supervisor Assessment – 20%
• Dissertation (20 hours) – 50%

Indicative reading

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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Forensic Science.
2. Demonstrate skills in presenting scientific material and arguments clearly and correctly to a range of audiences.
3. Demonstrate competence in the planning, health and safety, ethics, design and execution of research investigations from the problem-recognition stage through to the evaluation and appraisal of results and findings; including the ability to select appropriate techniques and procedures.
4. Demonstrate the ability to collate, interpret and explain the significance and underlying theory of experimental data, including an assessment of limits of accuracy.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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