"Already during my Bachelor Computer Science, I knew that I wanted to do something more for society than just work for a big corporation. In my minor, I stumbled upon a course about crime and immediately my interest was there. I did not want to do a Master where I would let go of my Science background therefore the Master Forensic Science was perfect, a combination between the field of crimes and science."
"In the interactive classes I learned to ask more questions, the moot court has made me better at presenting and taught me to be more confident in front of a group. Currently, I am doing my research project at TNO, where I am looking into the use of portable NIR spectroscopy and chemometrics for detection and identification of bulk explosive substances pre-explosion."
What is it like to be a Forensic Science student at the University of Amsterdam? Anna Knes, first year master student will tell you all about this in her vlog. Follow her to class, study meetings, the gym and see her eat a delicious oliebol (Dutch food).
"When I found the Forensic Science programme I applied with excitement and prepared for a challenge: Forty students with different backgrounds learning the same topics? But once I started, I learned that our different fields of expertise were more an advantage than an issue."
"I was very happy to hear I was accepted and could start in September 2019! The master’s programme did not disappoint me at all. What interests me the most is the interdisciplinary factor - the variety of courses available and the way in which they combine to form a great field of possibilities."
"I feel that my choice was definitely worth it. This programme has offered me the opportunity to test myself, my interests and my limits, all within the certainty that this is an effort worth making. Looking at the second year, I can only be sure of the fact that many more challenges will arrive, but I feel confident that I can overcome those as well.”
"Before I started the master’s programme in 2016, I graduated at Avans University of Applied Science in Forensic Chemistry. During my time in Breda, I did several internships related to chemistry and forensics chasing the dream of being a forensic scientist."