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."
"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."
"In 2016, I graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy. I first decided on continuing my Physics-curriculum and applied for a Master’s programme in Physics. After a few months I decided to quit the programme because I was sure about the field I wanted to work in; forensics. I started Forensic Science in September 2017."
"With a BSc diploma in engineering and a MSc diploma in computer science, choosing to do a second master's degree in forensic science seemed to many as an odd choice. This is mostly because people often forget that forensics is not only about biology and chemistry, it's an interdisciplinary field combining all sorts of areas of expertise."
"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."
"I applied and started the master’s programme in Forensic Science in 2015 after I graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. I was interested in forensic science and research during my whole bachelor’s studies because it combines scientific research with case work and application of science in forensic cases."