Institute of Graduate Studies

Forensic Sciences

Forensic Science, an interdisciplinary branch of science, is the place where science and law meet in common ground. There is a need for experts in this field in Turkey as well as in the world. The Master of Science in Forensic Science Program offers the possibility of specialization and research in the field of Forensic Science, as it is a multi-disciplinary program and provides expertise in a specialized field of chemistry.

In order to establish justice correctly in various judicial cases and to make the right judgment of both the criminal law and the other pillars of the judiciary, the evidence of the case must be collected and evaluated correctly. Forensic Science comes into play at this point with the collaboration of many disciplines. Forensic Science is a branch that contributes to the investigation of the different findings of a crime in the fields of Medicine, Science, Engineering and Social Sciences; and analyses them with appropriate laboratory techniques and shed light on the crime. The obtained evidence can help the legal system by experts performing fast and reliable analyzes in laboratories. This is only possible through interdisciplinary studies.

Since it is a fundamental right of humanity, it is very important that the trial process should take a reasonable amount of time in order to protect the trust of the society against the judicial organs, justice to be delivered to the deserved owner as soon as possible and both sides to be satisfied in the disputes. Today's technological advances and changing lifestyles require the expertise of a wide range of professionals, including forensic specialists, toxicologists, biologists, chemists, computer and electronics engineers, anthropologists, linguists and lawyers for the application of scientific and technical methods in the field of Forensic Science. In addition, the scientific foundations of civil and criminal law can be reached through the interdisciplinary study of Forensic Sciences to ensure better functioning of our legal, political and social systems.

The Master of Forensic Science Program aims to educate competent and experienced individuals in the field and contribute to justice.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are specified and announced by the Institute of Graduate Sciences prior to the beginning of each semester.

Learning Outcomes

1. Can evaluate experience in the fields of basic sciences, social sciences, engineering and life sciences by acquiring the field of interdisciplinary Forensic Science,.

2. Can develop new knowledge and concepts by combining the information obtained from different disciplinary fields within the scope of Forensic Science.

3. Can solve current judicial problems with the knowledge and skills gained from the field of Forensic Science.

4. Can work individually or in teams with disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise in a field of interest of Forensic Sciences.

5. Has the awareness of responsibility in terms of health, social and ethical aspects required

by the Forensic Science. Evaluates the knowledge and skills with a critical approach.

6. Can develop strategy, policy and implementation plans in the fields of interest in Forensic Sciences and can evaluate/report/design projects on the results obtained within the framework of quality processes.

Faculty directory

https://fenbilimlerienstitusu.medeniyet.edu.tr/en

Course structure

Fall Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Compulsory/ Elective

T

A

Number of Credits

Number of ECTS Credits

AKB 501

Seminar

C

1

2

0

4

 AKB 503

Ethics in Forensic Science

C

3

0

3

7

AKB 505

Introduction to Forensic Sciences

C

3

0

3

7

AKB 507

Forensic Chemistry

S

3

0

3

7

AKB 509

Medical Criminal Law

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 511

Analytical Chemistry in Forensic Chemistry

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 513

Forensic Physics

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 515

Legal Regulations in Forensic Sciences

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 517

Forensic DNA Testing and Analysis Methods

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 519

Forensic Toxicology

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 521

Forensic Psychology

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 523

Forensic Sociology

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 525

Forensic Geology

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 527

Systematic Entomology in Forensic Sciences

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 551

Field Specialization Course

C

4

0

0

10

Spring Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Compulsory/Elective

T

A

Number of Credits

Number of ECTSCredits

AKB 502

Spectroscopic Techniques in Forensic Chemistry

C

3

0

3

7

AKB 504

Current Topics in Forensic Sciences

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 506

Narcotics and Analysis

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 508

Forensic Microscopy

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 510

Forensic Medicine

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 512

Scientific Evidence in Criminal and Civil Cases

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 514

Criminal Sociology

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 516

Forensic Photography

E

3

0

3

7

AKB 554

Master's thesis

C

0

0

0

50

Conditions for Graduation

Turkish Official Gazette dated 13.01.2012 and numbered 28172. Under "ISTANBUL MEDENIYET UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COURSES OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING REGULATIONS".

Employment opportunities for graduates

People who graduate from this program will have the ability to understand, analyze and solve the problems in the area they want to specialize in Forensic Sciences and will be able to find jobs in private and state-owned institutions in the field of judicial fields. Graduates will be able to work at universities in Turkey and abroad by performing scientific research in accordance with specific issues they want to specialize in the Forensic Science Program.

Contact

Assoc. Prof. Nuriye AKBAY

Phone: +90-216-280-3405

e-mail: nuriye.akbay@medeniyet.edu.tr