Forensic Science

Forensic Science

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: 1 February
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: €15,400
Domestic tuition: €2,083

Program overview

The Master's programme in Forensic Science is unique in the Netherlands. The programme distinguishes itself from most international Master's programmes in Forensic Science by building on a range of scientific backgrounds and disciplines, such as computer science, physics, chemistry, biological sciences and mathematics.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



1. Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in the field of exact sciences, computer sciences or life sciences. Applicants with Bachelor's degrees in other fields may also be admitted. Eligibility depends on the nature of the programme and curriculum. Please note that Statistics must be part of your Bachelor’s programme Please note that admission is not automatically granted to all candidates fulfilling the above criteria. In former years, about 60% of the candidates have finally been admitted to the Master’s programme. 2. Grade point average and additional requirements In addition to the admission requirements referred to above, the student has to comply with the following requirements. You have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least: 3.0 (American system) 2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system) C (ECTS-system) 7.0 (Dutch BSc) 7.0 (Dutch Bachelor of Higher professional education) 3. English language proficiency Your ability to write and speak in English must be at an academic level. To prove your level of English please provide us with your scores of one of the following tests: the TOEFL Test, the test of the International English Language Testing Service (Academic IELTS) a Cambridge Examination Score.

Career opportunities

After a year of learning about the forensic framework followed by a specialisation in your own scientific background (see study programme), you have the knowledge and skills to continue as a researcher (doing a forensic PhD) at the university, or as a forensic expert at forensic institutes or police force, or as a forensic advisor/coordinator/consultant at court, police force or IT companies. Your disciplinary specialisation also gives you the opportunity to continue with a PhD in a particular scientific discipline, or to work as a researcher at research institutes and companies.