Curriculum

Legal Informatics and Forensic Science (LIFS) is both an institute and a degree program at Hallym University. We currently offer Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programs in Legal Informatics and Forensic Science.

[LIFS General Courses](#LIFSGENERAL) : [LIFS Major Courses](#LIFSMAJOR) : [LIFS Master's Courses](#LIFSGRAD) : [LIFS PhD Program](#LIFSPHD) : [LIFS Scholarships](#LIFSRE)

If you are interested in admission to Hallym University, please see the admission pages for undergraduate, graduate, and foreign student admission.

Most majors at Hallym University have Korean language requirements. However, courses in the School of Global Studies (including LIFS) are taught entirely in English.

LIFS Undergraduate General Courses

There are also some elective courses that a student should choose. See the official general studies curriculum for more information.

LIFS Undergraduate Major Courses

The LIFS Undergraduate program is one of the most multidisciplinary programs in South Korea. We give the students a well-rounded education so they can meet any of the challenges that the future will bring.

Specifically, the LIFS program focuses on Computing and I.T., Law, Criminal Justice and Investigation.

There are also some elective courses that a student should choose. See the official LIFS major curriculum for more information.

LIFS Master’s Courses

Hallym University offers a Master of Science degree in Legal Informatics and Forensic Science. The Master’s program is a two-year taught program with a thesis requirement.

Each course is three credits. Students usually take two courses per semester (three in the last semesters), plus research assignments. Some courses are elective based on the availability of the instructor.

See the official LIFS Master’s curriculum for more information.

LIFS PhD Program

As of September 2019 Hallym University is happy to offer a PhD in Legal Informatics and Forensic Science.

The program has coursework and dissertation requirements. The program focuses on data management and analysis related to law and criminal justice, although the concepts learned can be applied in any new field.

The PhD takes your learning further where you not only apply current techniques but invent the next generation of legal informatics and forensic science.

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Legal Informatics and Forensic Science, please see the Graduate Admissions page.

Research Positions and Scholarships

In the Legal Informatics and Forensic Science Institute, we strive to support each student as much as possible. This also includes financial support through research grants.

We attempt to hire each LIFS graduate student on a research project to help supplement their income while studying. Hired researchers also receive tuition reduction from 60% to 100%.

We provide scholarships when resources are available. However, we cannot guarantee funding support until after you have been accepted to Hallym University. After you are admitted to one of our programs, then we can discuss what funding opportunities are available, and what positions would be a good fit.