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Forensic Art & Facial Imaging MSc

University of Dundee

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Dundee

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Forensic artists aid in the identification or location of victims of crime, missing persons, or human remains. They help with the identification, apprehension, or conviction of criminals.

The course starts by giving you a strong foundation in anatomy, observational drawing, and anatomical illustration skills, before moving on to more specialised modules in the second semester.

You will go on to learn the practical techniques involved in a range of forensic art applications including facial reconstruction, post-mortem depiction, age progression, and composite facial sketching. You will use a variety of specialist hardware, including 3D scanners and haptic feedback styluses, and 3D modelling software.

You will learn anatomy from Thiel embalmed cadavers and prosections. These cadavers are soft-fix, which means they retain real-to-life qualities, including realistic colour, tissue quality, and flexibility.

You'll be taught by highly specialised tutors from scientific backgrounds such as anatomy, as well as experienced forensic art supervisors.

Careers:

Skills learnt on this MSc are highly transferable to a range of science and art applications. Our alumni have gone on to careers in areas such as:

  • police imaging departments
  • missing persons organisations
  • movie special effects
  • archaeological and scientific imaging
  • fine art, illustrations and sculpture
  • teaching or research
  • PhD research
  • freelance art applications.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,150per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 86 18

    2nd out of 34 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    185 83%

    6th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    67th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    22nd

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

    8

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