University of Central Lancashire: DNA Profiling

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


Course overview - On this demanding and intellectually challenging course you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the latest concepts in molecular biology techniques and laboratory management in the world of DNA profiling.

  • By the end of this course you’ll be well prepared for a career in the DNA profiling sector and related areas such as molecular biology, genetics and population genetics.

  • The various interpretational skills we teach on this course follow the guidelines set by both the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) and the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM).

Why study with us - Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

  • Lancashire Forensic Science Academy is a partnership with Lancashire Constabulary which gives you access to an operational environment where CSIs, forensic science experts and students work together in purpose-built facilities.

  • You’ll be taught by staff who are nationally and internationally recognised experts in the field of forensic DNA profiling.

Further information Lancashire Constabulary and the University joined forces to create the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy. In the first collaboration of its kind, CSIs, forensic science experts, academics and students will work alongside each other in purpose-built facilities to research, investigate and deliver forensic science services in Lancashire. This ground-breaking partnership gives you access to hands-on experience in an operational environment.


University of Central Lancashire


Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and 180,000 alumni. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 6% of universities in the world (CWUR 2019/20). We also have a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students.

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