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Do you have an analytical mind and sharp eye for detail? Are you interested in pursuing a forensics-related career? Take the next step in your professional journey with our online forensic science courses.

Offering you a flexible way to study, our forensics courses are ideal if you already work in law and justice, you’re wanting to enter this field or you’re keen to nurture a personal interest in this fascinating subject.  

Explore our course breakdown below or enroll now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enroll in our forensic science course, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Observation Skills
    2Crime Scene Investigation & Evidence Examination
    3The Study of Hair
    4A Study of Fibers and Fabrics
    5Pollen and Spore Examination
    7DNA Profiling
    8Blood Spatter
    9Drug Identification and Toxicology
    10Handwriting Analysis, Forgery, and Counterfeiting
    11Death: Meaning, Manner, Mechanism and Time
    12Soil Examination
    13Forensic Anthropology
    14Glass Evidence
    15Casts and Impressions
    16Tool Marks
  • How Will You Benefit?


    There are many benefits associated with studying our forensic science courses online. For example, you will: 

    • Expedite your career in forensics-related professions
    • Study a course that has been developed in consultation with senior forensics professionals
    • Work to your own timetable, fitting your studies around existing commitments
    • Save time and money by learning remotely
    • Have access to a personal tutor, who will answer your questions and provide advice
    • Save 10% on your course fees by paying upfront, or opt for our interest-free weekly payment plan

     Start reaping the benefits by enrolling in our forensics course today!

  • Career Prospects

    If you wish to work in forensic science, or a related profession, completing this course will provide you with a valuable skill set.

    In particular, people in the following professions will find our forensics training extremely valuable:

    • Private investigators
    • Police officers
    • Probation workers
    • Secret intelligence service workers
    • Homeland security employees
    • Forensics lab workers
    • Local, state and federal authority employees
    • Courts and judiciary personnel

    You can also seek further training in the subject to become a professional forensic scientist.

  • Course Levels Explained

    Executive Diploma

    Our forensic science course leads to the awarding of an Executive Diploma. This qualification recognizes the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions.

    Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course.

    So if you want to further your knowledge of this interesting subject and advance your career, simply enroll today.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete their studies within:

    Executive Diploma Level31 weeks

    When you enroll in an online forensic science course with ICI, you determine your own timetable. If you wish to fast track your studies, you can complete the course within a matter of months. Alternatively, you can take your time. We allow up to three years to finish this learning programme.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our forensic science course is carried out entirely online via distance learning. Also known as correspondence learning, this approach puts you in the driving seat. You choose when and where you study, allowing you to fit your professional development around work, family and other commitments. You won’t have to worry about assignment deadlines. Simply work through the course material at your own pace.

    You can learn and undertake assignments wherever you are, and you’ll always have access to your own personal tutor, who will provide advice and support. With our online learning programmes, you avoid the expense and inconvenience of having to commute to attend in-person classes.

    Our forensic science course has been designed to be highly relevant and engaging too, meaning you are sure to find it rewarding and stimulating.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

    Like all ICI learning programmes, our forensic science course takes a practical approach that extends far beyond theory. Written and delivered by experienced industry professionals, this course will teach you the inside secrets of forensic science and ensure you are perfectly positioned to progress in this field, as well as related professions. 

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in forensic science or a related field? This course is for you. It is one of the most practical steps you can take towards advancing your career and gaining a promotion. You will have the opportunity to reinforce and extend your knowledge and skills, helping you to stand out against the competition and giving you renewed confidence in your abilities.

    Fees for our forensic science course can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our online forensic science course are included in the course fee. Once you enroll, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all your course and career questions and provide guidance.

     Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:what-do-iget-img2

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of studies and qualifications
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (For example: John Smith, EDipFS)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme.
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 6th October 2023 is the next enrollment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrollment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enroll today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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$39 x 41 weeks
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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enroll Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career in forensic science or a related profession – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enroll, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrollment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrollment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enroll in a program, simply complete the online enrollment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrollment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrollment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.