Forensic Science Opportunities

Out of the 120+ institutions U of T is partnered with, the Forensic Science Department has identified these four (4) partners as the most meaningful and valuable to students in Forensic Science programs.  Partners were selected due to their world rankings, research collaborations, unique program offerings, and distinct geographical areas.  

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore is ranked first in Asia and twelfth in the world and is internationally respected for its high-quality research in science, technology, and the humanities. It houses three out of five of Singapore’s Research Centres of Excellence with focuses on quantum technologies, cancer, and mechanobiology. 

Did You Know?

  • "The Deck” on campus is one of the only food courts in Singapore to be given the “Eco-Foodcourt label.” It was given this award based on its sustainable takeaway packaging,  water-saving devices, recycling of used cooking oil and waste plastic bag tax, and use of natural light
  • There is a “Hug Me” Coca-Cola machine on campus that dispenses a bottle of coke when you hug the machine
  • The British Council voted Singaporeans as having the fastest walking speed in the world. At an average of 18 metres in 10.55 seconds, they walk as fast as bees fly

NUS

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Please note it is not possible to link directly to syllabi at the National University of Singapore. If you input the course codes below into the following page you will be able to view them: http://www.nus.edu.sg/nusbulletin/search-modules/ 

Forensic Science GEK1542
Advanced Forensic Science CM3301
Entomology LSM3265
Evidence in Forensic Science SP3202
Forensic Accounting ACC4613
Criminal Forensic Psychology PL4228
Environmental Forensics ESE4407
Molecular Genetics LSM1102
Fundamental Pharmacology LSM3211

For a more extensive list of options available to exchange students, please visit this page.

University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is ranked in the top twenty research intensive universities in the UK. It is located in Scotland’s second largest city, Glasgow, which has recently been named one of the best destinations in the world for 2016 by National Geographic. 

Did You Know?

  • John Logie Baird, the creator of the television is an alumni
  • The biggest pool hall in Scotland is located in Glasgow
  • Part of the Brad Pitt film, World War Z, was shot in Glasgow's George Square, which is next to campus. Some of the uni's buildings can be seen during one of the scenes

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Essentials of Forensic Science (99901)
Forensic Chemistry 1 (CH414)
Forensic Biology 1 (99902)
Practical Crime Scene & Court Exercise (FS906)

Use the following catalogue to aid your course selection.

University of Uppsala

The University of Uppsala was founded in 1477 and has attracted some of the world’s very best minds, such as Carl von Linnaeus, Olof Rudbeck, Anders Celsius, and more recently Niklas Zennström, the founder of Skype. Eight members of the university have received the Nobel Prize and every December the new Nobel laureates are invited to give open lectures at the university. 

Did You Know?

  • File-sharing is an official religion in Sweden. It holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols
  • You can join one of 13 societies or “nations” at the University of Uppsala, which is a Swedish tradition from the 17th century. Nations each have their own café, pub, restaurant, and club nights, formal dinners, balls and musical and sporting events that you attend with your other nation members
  • The Silver Bible was donated to Uppsala University in 1669 and is Sweden's most valuable book and one of the world's most famous manuscripts. It was written in Italy at the beginning of the 6th century

Uppsala

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Forensic Science and Criminalistics (3MG100)
Forensic Chemistry (1KB155)
Genetics and Medicine (3MG023)
Medical Genetics (3MG011)
Genomic and Epigenomic Medicine (3MG025)

Find more courses that are available for exchange students here.

University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a research-intensive university in Perth, Australia located on the banks of the Swan River. It is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia. 

Did You Know?

  • Perth has 12,500 km of coastline. Lots of space to go to the beach!
  • Where can you find the world’s biggest fish? Off the coast of WA of course. Here you can go for a night dive with a 13-metre long whale shark
  • Perth is the sunniest capital city in the world, with 8 hours a day of sun
  • Early astronauts called Perth “'The City of Lights” because its bright lights stood out when looking at planet earth

Western Australia

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Forensic Anthropology I —Introductory Theory and Method (FNSC5612)
Ethics and Research Methods in Forensic Science (FNSC5611)
Forensic Science and Policing (FNSC5518)
Forensic DNA Analysis (FNSC5613)
Criminal Behaviour (FNSC5520)
Forensic Entomology and Death (FNSC5615)
Digital Imaging in Forensic Science (FNSC5616)
Forensics and Information Technology (FNSC5617)
Special Topic in Forensic Science (FNSC5618)

Learn more about courses available to exchange students on this online handbook.

* Please note that study abroad and exchange students at UWA may select units from any of the faculties except for dentistry and medicine.