12 months
15800 GBP/year
9860 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Forensic Science (Analysis - Toxicology) course at Kingston University examines the latest analytical, spectroscopic and separation techniques used in case studies, such as Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LCMS/ MS) and Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS).

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The Forensic Science (Analysis - Toxicology) course at Kingston University offers in-depth training in pharmacology and analytical chemistry. You will study the biological effects and therapeutic uses of drugs, focusing on criminal and road traffic toxicology, and on drug testing in sport. Many of our staff have worked as forensic scientists or as expert witnesses and are actively engaged in research Kingston University has its own scene-of-crime house located on site. This is used to recreate crime scenes and enables you to put your investigative skills into practice.


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


  • 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.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

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  • Legal aid

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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

    15800 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9860 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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