Forensic Science Project - PSCI6200

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


This module will include the following:

• Development of a project topic and carrying out independent research.
• 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.


Contact hours

Private Study: 180
Contact Hours: 120
Total: 300


Not available as an elective module.

Method of assessment

• Supervisor Mark – 20%
• Progress Report (2 pages)
• Presentation (10 minutes) – 20%
• Dissertation (6,000 words) – 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, design and execution of research 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.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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