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Forensic Science is applying the field of science to criminal and civil laws.
Have you always been a fan of the hit TV show ‘CSI’? Did you ever want to be exactly like Horatio Caine, right down to the dramatic instances of putting your shades on? Most importantly, do you know that forensic science is NOTHING like that portrayed on the TV show? If you do, then read on and find out if the course of forensic science is for you.
Forensic science is the discipline in which professionals use scientific means to analyse physical crime evidence. This evidMore details Less
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Large cities have higher crime rates, and tend to have large forensic departments — in this instance, crime scenes may be managed by specialist investigators who hand evidence over to labs.
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Forensic Science:
A course in Forensic Science would train you to analyse situations and crime scenes using proper scientific methods and techniques to come up with a strong evidence in court.
There is no career more satisfying than one that enables you to help others while getting paid. With your knowledge in Forensic Science, you can help safeguard the nation from crimes by identifying criminals and render justice to families of the victims.
You are able to use the knowledge learned from a degree in Forensic Science to quench your desire for mystery. For some, fixing the missing puzzle piece by solving crimes is exhilarating and leaves you wanting more.
“Forensic Scientists are not policemen. We are scientists. We deal with these matters objectively. We don’t [act] on our suspicion.”
A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University
Degree in communications with min CGPA 2.5 or third class honours or equivalent
A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate
Important Note: If you opt to study a Diploma in Forensic Science and continue your degree at the same institution, you will most likely get a one-year exemption. This means that you can enter degree year 2 after diploma.
It is not necessary for you to do your postgraduate but doing so would help you advance in your career and open up more job opportunities. You can opt to work straight after degree as well.
The evidence you will have to go through will be vast, and even the smallest of particles could make a difference, almost like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Any form of mishandling or tampering of evidence and it’ll be immediately thrown out of court. You’ll need to be extra careful when handling evidence of this nature.
You can handle the whole case on your own. You’ll have to work with people from different background with different jobs to build up a solid case.
Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited. For a start, here are some of the most popular Forensic Science schools in Malaysia.
Bandar Baru Bangi1 Course
Shah Alam1 Course
Oct 16, 2020