Taught course

Forensic Science

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above.

If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip).

Months of entry


Course content

The Forensic Science programme has a reputation as being the best of its type in the country. It will provide you with advanced knowledge of the forensic processes and analytical techniques (particularly chemistry and biology) used in crime investigation. It is run by King's Forensics staff whose research is at the cutting edge of innovation and advancement in the field.

Key benefits

  • Programme fully accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • A well-established and highly respected forensic science programme with contributions from leading forensic scientists both internal and external
  • Strategic alliance with the Metropolitan Police Forensic Services Directorate and research partners with Eurofins forming the Met/ Eurofins/KCL managed forensic service provision (2017)
  • Strategic alliance with the City Police Forensic Services Directorate and currently housing their fingerprinting laboratory (2019)
  • Links with over 25 forensic laboratories and institutions worldwide provide research placement opportunities for students’ projects
  • Exposure to cutting-edge technology and methodology at the forefront of forensic science research and development
  • Flexible study pathway with the opportunity to extend your project to a 28-week project to gain an extra 60 Credits and the MRes qualification

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MRes
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7123 4843