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.
What will you study?
You will explore recent trends in forensic science and learn about the latest analytical devices used, such as atomic and molecular spectroscopic and separation techniques and DNA profiling.
You will look at the role of the forensic scientist and learn how to, for example, investigate and analyse drugs of abuse, fibres and firearms and conduct fire investigation. There is also the opportunity to present expert evidence at a mock courtroom trial in a magistrates' court, examined by Kingston's own trainee lawyers and/or their law lecturers.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to carry out your research project in industry (depending on your results and project availability) or in Kingston University's extensive forensic and analytical laboratories.
Where this course will take you
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
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- The Role of the Professional Forensic Scientist
- Separation Science
- Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy
- Forensic Chemistry and Trace Analysis
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesForensic Science Toxicology View 102 other Masters in Forensic Science in United Kingdom
- A good 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
International14500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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