Forensic Science

Uppsala University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
13868 EUR/year
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The Forensic Science programme delivered by Uppsala University will enable you to meet the increasing need for academic competence and research, but the knowledge can also be used within many other fields..


The Master Programme in Forensic Science at Uppsala University gives you in-depth understanding of applications of biological and chemical analyses within the legal system. This includes knowledge of medical genetics, criminalistics, forensic genetics, forensic medicine, law, criminology and analytical chemistry.

The aim of the Master's Programme in Forensic Science is to give you broad as well as deep knowledge within the field of forensic science. Several of the laboratory exercises in the programme are connected to criminalistics and based on novel research. The methods are, however, generally used in many other areas apart from forensic science, for example food industry, medicine, environmental monitoring and biotech industry. You will be trained in critical thinking and analysis of information and results, which are important skills in all scientific areas. The programme is thus a broad education with close ties to research.


The Master's Programme in Forensic Science is intended for those wishing to broaden and deepen their earlier knowledge in biology and chemistry with an orientation towards topics within forensic analysis. The broad competence in biology and chemistry prepares you for work with criminalistics, but also within many other areas.The programme provides you with additional knowledge in human genetics, molecular biology, toxicology and analytical chemistry, which paves the way for careers in forensic laboratories, food industry, environmental monitoring and biotechnology industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Medical Genetics,
  • Forensic Science and Criminalistics
  • Forensic Genetics and Medicine
  • Law, Psychology and Forensic Expertise
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Analytical Methods in Forensic Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be in molecular biology, biomedicine, chemistry, biology, or a similar field of study that includes at least 15 ECTS in chemistry and biochemistry as well as 15 ECTS in cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. Also required is knowledge and practical experience of laboratory experiments in life sciences.
  • Students are selected based on: a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies with emphasis on grades in relevant fields; a statement of purpose; and a summary in English (1-2 pages) of a degree project.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13868 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27737 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Forensic Science
Uppsala University


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