The Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Science, subject area Identification offers in-depth training, both theoretical and practical, in the identification of people or objects. Transdisciplinary teaching covers the main areas of identification: fingerprinting, DNA analysis, biometrics, traceology, firearms and handwriting/signatures, and lays particular emphasis on probabilistic methods of interpretation.
The Master of Science in Forensic Science, subject area Identification, is designed to lay the foundations of legal expertise in the field of identification. Practical teaching is therefore strongly oriented towards the resolution of fictitious cases and case analysis. Students are encouraged to consider problems relating to research, detection and identification in investigative and evaluative mode and to conduct their research in the manner of an expert’s report intended for civil or criminal courts.
Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Science, subject area Identification
French, some courses in English. Recommended level : C1.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment dates
The degree course begins in either the autumn only. Final enrolment date: 30 April. Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.
University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as: communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, the learning and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to make judgements in the field of specialisation and overlapping areas. This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities such as:
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails.
Last update: 20 May 2016
Ecole des sciences criminelles
Université de Lausanne
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