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Your guide to studying Forensic Science in Malaysia

Course Duration

3 - 4 Years

Average Fees

MYR 15,000

Average Salary

MYR 25,000 - 52,000

Job Demand

What is Forensic Science?

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 ...

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 evidence is then presented in court in order to help determine the innocence or guilt of a specific suspect. Studying in this field requires the use of a number of scientific and mathematical techniques. There are a variety of locations in which forensic scientists can find work at local, state and government level. These locations include laboratories, law enforcement agencies and autopsy examination centres.

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What are the subjects covered under Forensic Science?

Physics

Bahasa Malaysia

English

Biology

Chemistry

Introduction to Forensic Science

The Biochemical Foundations of Life

Scientific and Laboratory Skills

Crime Scene, Evidence and Law

Analytical Science

Research Methods and Topics in Forensic Biology

What you need to get on a Forensic Science course?

Diploma in Forensic Science

SPM : Pass with a minimum of Credits in Bahasa Malaysia and English, and a pass in History

O-Levels : Please check with relevant university

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) : Please check with relevant university

Degree in Forensic Science

A-Levels : Pass 3 subjects with at least a C in Mathematics & Physics

STPM : Pass with AT LEAST a 2.00 CGPA

SAM : Please check with the relevant university

UEC : Grade B in 6 of the relevant subjects

Canadian Pre-University (CPU) : Please check with relevant university

Matriculation : Please check with the relevant university

Master in Forensic Science

Master’s Degree (2-4 YEARS) : A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University or Degree in communications with min CGPA 2.5 or third class honours or equivalent

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) : A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate A Master's Degree of other University or equivalence qualification from an Institution as approved by Senate Any other academic equivalence to 1 or 2 and from other Universities that approved by Senate

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Forensic Science course?

Eye for Detail

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.

Meticulous

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.

Team Player

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.

Where can you study Forensic Science in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Forensic Science schools in Malaysia.

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