Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)
Study Deakin’s Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours) to broaden your understanding of a chosen discipline within the field, while building key research and soft skills that enhance your employment options and prepare you for further study.
Want to undertake research of national and global significance?
Honors is an optional year of specialized study that allows you to combine the theory and practical skills gained throughout your undergraduate degree. It’s an opportunity to showcase your expertise in a field you’re passionate about, and to develop invaluable research and life skills that will stay with you throughout your career.
You’ll be guided every step of the way by teachers and research staff who are experts in their respective fields, with broad international links and experience. You’ll also leverage our industry connections to work alongside professional forensic scientists. Through research, coursework, and formal training, you’ll develop the skills and techniques needed for modern forensic science, including the examination and presentation of scientific evidence to inform investigations.
Better yet, you’ll be playing a crucial role in producing research of global importance. Much of Deakin's research in forensic science is conducted in partnership with government departments, private agencies, and leading international scientists, and is funded by national and international grants.
As a graduate of this course, you’ll have a distinct advantage when applying for roles in areas like forensic research, research science, and insurance investigations.
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
At Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, you are surrounded by expansive grounds and impressive new buildings. It offers state-of-the-art engineering, medical and sport facilities, as well as some of the most advanced research spaces in the world. The campus also features incredible sporting facilities, including Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an Australian rules football oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, athletics track, basketball courts, and more.
Application Processing Time in Days: 5
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Graduate with transferable skills that give you a competitive edge in the job market, including data analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Your in-depth understanding of your chosen discipline, plus your highly advanced research skills, will set you up to succeed in further study and open up employment opportunities in areas such as:
- insurance investigations
- risk analysis
- research science
- government institutions
- chemical, biological, food and pharmaceutical industries
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65% in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers) OR
- other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.
Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.
Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:
- award certificates
- academic transcripts
- formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).
Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.
- Course Code: 060342C
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: N/A
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