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Forensic Science

King's College London

12 months
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27900 GBP/year
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The Forensic Science course at King's College London will provide you with advanced knowledge of the forensic processes and analytical techniques (particularly chemistry and biology) used in crime investigation. It is run by King’s Forensics staff whose research is at the cutting edge of innovation and advancement in the field.

Overview

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, our Forensic Science course at King's College London is the longest-running programme of its type in England, having been first established in 1985.

You will benefit from an advanced and flexible study programme devised and delivered by internationally leading researchers, and recognised forensic providers including our accredited DNA analysis and Drug Control Centre testing laboratories. 

Key benefits

  • Study programme fully accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
  • A well-established and highly respected forensic science course with contributions from leading forensic scientists both internal and external.
  • Strategic alliance with the Metropolitan Police Forensic Services Directorate and research partners with Eurofins forming the Met/Eurofins/KCL managed forensic service provision (2017). 
  • Links with over 25 forensic laboratories and institutions worldwide provide research placement opportunities for students’ projects.
  • Exposure to cutting-edge technology and methodology at the forefront of forensic science research and development.
  • Flexible study pathway with the opportunity to extend your project to a 28-week project to gain an extra 60 credits and the MRes qualification.

Career prospects

Most Forensic Science graduates go on to work in the forensic science sector with forensic service providers within the UK, European and international fields. Others have taken employment with the Metropolitan Police or crime scene departments of other police forces. 

The degree, with its mixture of analytical chemistry and cutting-edge molecular biology, is also highly regarded in medical laboratories. Some graduates choose to continue to study towards a PhD either at King’s College London or other universities across the country.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Chemistry for Forensic Science and Toxicology
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Forensic Process
  • Chemistry of Explosives & Drugs
  • Forensic Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • MSc: 180
  • MRes: 240

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, or similar combination. Applicants with degrees in chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmacology or toxicology are required to provide evidence of at least one course unit in biochemistry. Applicants with degrees in biochemistry or molecular biology are required to provide evidence of at least one course unit in chemistry.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One reference is required, professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
  • You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 GBP per year during 12 months.

MRes

  • Home/UK fees: £17,970 
  • Overseas fees: £37.290  

Part-time 

MRes

  • Home/UK fees: £8,985 
  • Overseas fees: £18,645 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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