Research Opportunity

  • Salary:
  • Job type:
    Research Posts
  • Posted:
    7 months ago
  • Category:
    Forensic Researcher
  • Deadline:

The School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing at Canterbury Christ Church University are offering graduates with a chemistry background an exciting opportunity to gain an MSc by Research in Forensic Investigation. This unique opportunity allows you to study with CCCU, while carrying out cutting edge research through an industrial placement with one of the UK’s leading Forensic Science Provider.

Course Content and Format

The MSc by Research is a 1 year full time course within the Faculty of Social and Applied Science and the programme is designed to enable you to develop your research capabilities in a professional and supportive environment, while carrying out meaningful and valuable forensic research.

The proposed practical research (140 credits) will be completed through an industrial placement with a leading forensic science provider in the UK and you will be carrying out cutting edge research specially designed by our industrial partners to be directly applicable to Forensic Science and the Criminal Justice System.

Your study will be collaboratively supported by an academic supervisor from CCCU and an industrial research supervisor situated in the forensic science laboratory and on successful completion you will be awarded an MSc by Research in Forensic Investigation.


Applicants must hold a BSc Chemistry degree (minimum 2.1 classification) or a closely related degree. We are looking for a highly ethically motivated and professional individual. Candidates must show enthusiasm and an aptitude for research in the field of Forensic Chemistry is essential and the ability to problem solve and ‘think outside the box’ will be advantageous.

applicants must have lived in the UK continuously for the past 3 years.

How to apply

In the first instance you should submit an application letter and CV to Mary Makinde ( by Friday 16th of November 2018.

Fees & Loans

This is a self-funded project. The tuition fees for this course is £5,200. Government loans of up to £10,690 are available for some postgraduate Master’s courses for students starting their course from 1 August 2018.


Apply for job Apply with linkedin Save job