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Bachelor of Forensic Science Deakin University

5.0 out of 5 from 2 reviews
Bachelor Degree
Melbourne
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Study forensic science at Deakin and you'll get formal training across the full scope of modern forensic science, acquiring skills and authentic experiences from 'crime scene to court' by spending time in our unique crime scene training facility. Deakin is the first university in Australia, and the only university in the Asia-Pacific region, to offer a professionally-accredited forensic science course.

Deakin's Bachelor of Forensic Science combines studies in biology, chemistry, biochemical and chemical analysis, statistical analysis, and molecular biology. You'll learn how to apply forensic analysis including chemical, biological and physical techniques while also learning about the Australian legal system, including how law is developed, criminal and civil law, and the laws of evidence.

You'll cover forensic chemistry and toxicology, arson and explosives investigations, analysis of illicit drugs, forensic toxicology and also undertake studies in criminology. Forensic study will focus on the examination, interpretation and presentation of evidence, and include courtroom presentations.

The course has extensive industry links with local and Australian forensic organisations, and features guest speakers and site visits in collaboration with leading forensic organisations.

The Bachelor of Forensic Science is professionally accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS). Graduates of the course can expect to find work in areas such as forensics, insurance investigation, risk analysis, research science, in government institutions and within chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.
Careers

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Forensic Science, career opportunities exist in forensics, insurance investigation, risk analysis, research science, in...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Forensic Science Deakin University based on 2 reviews
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5.0
Job prospects
3.0
Teachers
4.5
Course work
4.0
Time worthy
4.0
Money Worthy
4.0



Student Reviews

June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: one great thing about this course is that in first year it sets you up so that you know the basics. the forensics unit in the uni has both experimental hands on work as well as book focused work, so that benefits both types of students. the units are very interesting and allows you to explore all aspects of forensi...

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January 2018
Year completed 2017

Really fun, informative and just a great all round degree. The staff are amazing and there is a lot of hands on work as well as study. Not as many job opportunities as thought however.

To offer advise to future students: It's more suited for students who want to further study, as the degree in itself doesn't really mean yo...

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