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.
- 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.
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.
- Analytical Chemistry for Forensic Science and Toxicology
- Forensic Genetics
- Forensic Process
- Chemistry of Explosives & Drugs
- Forensic Biology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- MSc: 180
- MRes: 240
DisciplinesChemistry Biology Forensic Science View 226 other Masters in Chemistry in United Kingdom
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- 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.
International29310 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29310 GBP per year during 12 months.
National14070 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14070 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/UK fees: £18,900
- Overseas fees: £39,180
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