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Forensic Medical Sciences

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
23950 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
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This Forensic Medical Sciences programme offered at Queen Mary University of London aims to respond to a national and international need for professionals who can apply a critical and scientific approach to their forensic practice, and who wish to have a broad understanding of the various interrelated disciplines of forensic medicine and science. 


The Forensic Medical Sciences programme’s five modules will provide theoretical and practical knowledge of the forensic medical sciences, and will train students to be able to critically evaluate and interpret forensic medical and scientific evidence. 

  • Cutting-edge programme – including theory and a focus on developing critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Enjoy practical learning with visits to mortuaries and attendance to court hearings
  • Learn from experienced staff with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research in forensic medicine
  • Further your career prospects within your own professional specialty

What you'll study

You will gain a broad understanding of the related disciplines of science and forensics, and cover a wide range of specialist topics, coupled with the opportunity to carry out research in a specialist area.

You will be trained to critically evaluate and interpret forensic medical and scientific evidence. You will study forensic pathology and visit mortuaries to observe autopsies, attend court hearings and gain knowledge of how injuries are interpreted and how cases are prepared for court. In clinical forensic medicine you will study the role of different forensic experts in assessing persons in custody, assault victims, assessing torture victims, etc.

Other areas which are covered include drugs, alcohol and their misuse, and how these substances are detected and quantified. You will also study the various methods that deceased and living persons can be identified both in single cases and in mass disasters, including by DNA, dental and other methods. The Forensic Medical Sciences programme is offered at Queen Mary University of London.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Clinical aspects of forensic medicine
  • Forensic pathology
  • Legal and Ethical Issues Relevant to Forensic Medicine and Science
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Laboratory Project
  • Forensic Human Identification

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a Life Sciences subject.

Tuition Fee

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    23950 GBP/year
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    11250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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