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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science is designed to disrupt positively the forensic science ecosystem. Our aims are broad and wide, striving to restore, revise and recharge the validity and credibility of the science in our court rooms.

Forensic science is the application of science within the forum of the court, however there has been a growing concern that the science underpinning some of the forensic evidence lacks a robust foundation. The work undertaken by LRCFS aims to highlight and address the scientific deficiencies where they exist, and to develop new knowledge and innovative solutions to the challenges forensic science and the Criminal Justice system is facing into the future.

We have brought together an interdisciplinary team of scientists and non-scientists to develop innovative ways of looking at the challenges facing forensic evidence as it is currently used within our courts.

Our current research areas include:

  • Transfer and persistence of evidence
  • The future of DNA analysis
  • Education and training in forensic science
  • Enhancing the detection of illicit drugs, explosives and bodily fluids
  • Capturing, communicating and collaborating with Virtual Reality in forensic science
  • Generating information about the background abundance of materials.

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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.

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    2nd out of 34 1

  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

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    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

    8

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