Forensic Science Research Project MSCI - PSCI7400

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 7 60 (30) Donna Arnold checkmark-circle


Students will undertake a project from an available project listing and will work under the guidance of a supervisor. The student will be encouraged to develop some level of research independence within the project remit appropriate of a Level 7 Masters' student. The project will be assessed on a number of criteria which will include the project work (the amount, quality etc. appropriate for the level), effort put in by the student.


Contact hours

Private Study: 358
Contact Hours: 242
Total: 600


Not available as an elective module.

Method of assessment

• Progress Report (Approx. 4 pages) – 10%
• Presentation (20 minutes) – 20%
• Supervisor Assessment – 20%
• Project Report (Approx. 40 pages) – 50%

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Build on the research independence gained in Stage 3 as part of PSCI7200 (Advanced Forensic Science Laboratory).
2. Establish advanced research skills in Forensic Science at Level 7.
3. Have the capacity to undertake advanced scientific investigations, advanced problem solving and data analysis in a research environment.
4. Have the ability to communicate scientific ideas through presentations and written reports.
5. In conjunction with PSCI7000 (Physical Science Research Planning) to gain knowledge of how research is structured and funded.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  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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