Taught course

Forensic Analysis

Institution
Kingston University · Pharmacy and Chemistry
Qualifications
MScMSc with Placement

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will enable you to gain a strong background in the theory of analytical and forensic techniques and how to apply them to complex problems such as those encountered at crime scenes. It emphasises the key skills required in this specialised area of science, including good measurement and scientific practice, sample collection and chain of custody, evaluation and interpretation of data, and constructing expert witness reports.

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 course 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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

MSc with Placement

full time
24 months

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