Forensic Science Project - PS620

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn and Spring
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6 30 (15) DR CJ Shepherd







  • Development of a project topic of the student's choosing.
  • Complete management of the project.
  • Writing a literature review of the selected area of investigation.
  • Writing a progress report.
  • Performing an investigation in a group setting with minimal supervision.
  • Giving a presentation.
  • Writing a project report.
  • Details

    This module appears in:

    Contact hours

    22 weeks or Project Work at a minimum of one full day per week for the duration.


    This is not available as a wild module.

    Method of assessment

    Project report 50%, Supervisor's mark 20%, Progress report 10%, Oral presentation 20%.

    Indicative reading

    Literature as indicated by the project supervisor.

    See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

    See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

    Learning outcomes

    Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Forensic Science.

  • Skills in presenting scientific material and arguments clearly and correctly, in writing and orally, to a range of audiences.
  • Competence in the planning, design and execution of investigations, from the problem-recognition stage through to the evaluation and appraisal of results and findings; this to include the ability to select appropriate techniques and procedures.
  • Communication skills, covering both written and oral communication.
  • Interpersonal skills, relating to the ability to interact with other people and to engage in team-working.
  • Time-management and organisational skills, as evidenced by the ability to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working.

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