What's it like to study a PhD in Forensic Science?
Working under the guidance of an expert supervisor, you'll work towards an extended thesis that will make an original contribution to the field of Forensic Science. You'll have the opportunity to gain training in forensic skills at specialist forensics facilities, meaning you'll be ready to take your research to a wider audience by the end of your programme.
Possible research areas include:
- Forensic biology
- Forensic genetics
- Forensic toxicology
- Forensic medicine
- Forensic computing
Your research might involve working with biological and chemical material at the crime scene, such as the DNA of blood, fibres and gunshot residues. You could be developing new methods to detect and identify evidence from crime scenes in order to help with the police investigation process.
If you're considering a PhD in Forensic Science, it might also be worth considering a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, as the two areas are closely related.