MSc in Forensic Science

Administered by the NUS Faculty of Science


The NUS Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Science is a multidisciplinary graduate degree programme, synergising both law and science. Administrated by the NUS Faculty of Science, the programme is designed to nurture leaders in forensic science, and taps on the expertise of both NUS academic units and government agencies to provide a well-rounded education that is current, and also relevant. 

The programme is built around a robust curriculum that incorporated feedback from various law enforcement agencies, offering four different specialisation tracks covering the gamut of forensic science. The knowledge and skills you acquire will prepare you to stay ahead in the ever-changing world, where scientific-based information plays an important role in evidence admitted in court.

You can also expect to be taught by faculty who comprise a mix of professors and experienced practitioners still involved in the field. This blend is primed to groom the next generation of leaders in various forensic fields in Singapore such as the Ministry of Home Affairs’ newly launched Science and Technology Agency.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for admissions to the NUS MSc in Forensic Science programme, applicants should possess a bachelor's degree with Honours, a bachelor's degree with at least two (2) years of working experience, or a bachelor's degree with the NUS Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science.   
For applicants whose medium of university instruction was not English, they are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by possessing a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 85 (Internet-based), a minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic score of 6.0.

Programme Candidature 

Students are likely to take between 12 and 24 months to complete the programme if they enrol on a full-time basis, or between 24 and 48 months on a part-time basis.
Forensic-Flex-TableClick here for information on Core Modules, Graduate Certificates and Elective Modules.

Graduate Requirements

To be awarded the M.Sc. (by coursework) in Forensic Science, the student must successfully complete a programme of study consisting of at least 40 MCs with a minimum CAP of 3.00, which consist of the following:

(i) 24 MCs from the prescribed essential and elective modules list
(ii) 16 MCs from the module FSC5199 Research Project in Forensic Science

Intake & Application Period

Next Intake:
 January 2021
Application Period Closed By: 15 September 2020


excluding GST


Singaporeans and Singapore PRs may enjoy tuition fee subsidies.

There is an application fee of $50. 

• Apart from tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee (as published by NUS Registrar’s Office) payable every regular semester.

• All fees quoted here are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated. The University reserves all rights to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.

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08 October 2020