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5 years ago
Member since May' 2018
Answered 5 years ago
1) Yes, you can proceed all the way to a PhD. However, do note that only public universities offer this course at the Master's & PhD levels.
2) For a slightly better grasp of what the course will entail, do read our write-up found here: https://afterschool.my/forensic-science . While not as glamorous as what you will see on CSI, forensic scientists are crucial cogs in any investigation, and you work will largely involve research, analysis and more ofthen than not, confined to a lab.
3) The pay will vary greatly depending on where you secure a job.
4) Only one private institution offers this course as a Bachelor's degree, that being MSU. All the other universities that offer this course are public universities, and as such, you will have to apply via UPU.
The best way to find out about the course is to ask someone who has gone through it. So, do find someone who has graduated with a degree in it before you make your final decision. All the best!
Member since Aug' 2018
Hi Abdul Haziq,
There are several pathways that may lead you to pursuing a degree in Forensic Science. You may take a diploma in any relevant discipline, A levels, or even Foundation in Science. But the fastest pathway to taking the degree would no doubt be Foundation in Science.
It is important that you get at least 5 credits inclusive of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics in SPM, to be eligible for a degree in Forensic Science. But make sure to note that entry requirements may differ depending on the institution. Also, on top of that, you would need a decent grade in Foundation in Science/A levels/any relevant Diploma.
If you're interested, MAHSA University and AIMST University both offer Foundation in Science. If you are keen on applying, just fill in the bar on the right and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.
Hope this helps!
Crime Scene Investigation encompasses a large team of people with different responsibilities. There are the police officers, CSI (Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah) team, medical examiner, detectives, and many others. If you are interested in being part of the CSI team, your study path would be through Forensic Science.
As for colleges and universities that offer this course, MSU (Management and Science University) is one of the universities that are popular with these courses. They offer various courses related to crime scene investigation such as forensic science, computer forensics, and criminology.
Hope this helps. We wish you all the best! :)
Member since Mar' 2018
A degree in Forensic Science will land you a job in the police department, research labs, as a Forensic Analyst, Toxicologist or Criminologist. You can also opt to be a teacher in this field. Your job will revolve mostly on researching for evidence that could help solve a criminal case by applying what you learned in that course.
Hope this helps.