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Forensic Science (Analysis - Toxicology)

Kingston University

12 months
Duration
15400 GBP/year
9620 GBP/year
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About

The Forensic Science (Analysis - Toxicology) course at Kingston University will enable you to gain a strong background in the theory of analytical and forensic techniques and how to apply them to complex problems such as those encountered at crime scenes. It emphasises the key skills required in this specialised area of science.

Overview

Kingston University has its own scene-of-crime house located on site, which is used to recreate crime scenes and enables you to put your investigative skills into practice. The property's garden is used by the forensic team's archaeologist for field investigations. 

Lecturers on the Forensic Science (Analysis - Toxicology) course at Kingston University have wide experience in the forensics sector and many have worked either as forensic scientists or as expert witnesses. They are also actively engaged in forensic research, and are supported by visiting speakers from leading forensic consultancies.

Careers

In the UK, forensic analysts are now mainly employed in independent laboratories. They perform a variety of roles including laboratory technical support, laboratory management, forensic investigations (sampling, chemical analysis and data interpretation) and are expected to present evidence through formal reports or directly in court. Whilst a qualification in Forensic Analysis can allow access to employment opportunities in forensic laboratories, the training required for a forensic analyst is valuable in a wide range of related employment sectors. 

The MSc Forensic Analysis helps to prepare you for roles such as:

  • Scene of Crimes Officer
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical scientist
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Medicinal and scientific researcher

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • The Role of the Professional Forensic Scientist
  • Separation Science
  • Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy
  • Forensic Chemistry and Trace Analysis
  • Current Concepts in Forensic Toxicology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in forensic science, chemistry or a related life science/pharmacy discipline.
  • Applicants with alternative qualifications will also need appropriate experience in analysis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9620 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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