Taught course

Forensic Medical Sciences

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

To join the course, you will need either an appropriate life sciences degree or equivalent from a recognised academic institution, or an appropriate professional qualification or experience acceptable to the Programme Director and Director of Graduate Studies.

Months of entry

September

Course content

There is a national and international need for professionals who can apply a critical and scientific approach to their forensic practice, and who want to have a broad understanding of the various interrelated disciplines of forensic medicine and science. This programme answers that need, and provides you with theoretical knowledge of the forensic medical sciences. It will train you to critically evaluate and interpret forensic medical and scientific evidence.

The unprecedented programme will cover a wide range of specialist topics under the umbrella of the forensic medical sciences, coupled with the opportunity to carry out research in a specialist area.

You will study forensic pathology and will visit mortuaries to observe autopsies, attend court hearings, gaining knowledge of how injuries are interpreted and how cases are prepared for court. In clinical forensic medicine you will study the role of the doctor in assessing persons in custody, assault victims, child maltreatment, 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 by both as single cases and in mass disasters, including by DNA, dental and other methods.

We also offer you the opportunity to further your career prospects within your own professional specialty. This programme should be regarded as an intermediate level for pathologists and forensic medical examiners who will be expected to progress to specialist exit level exams, through their respective academic colleges.

This programme will:

  • Allow you to gain a broad understanding of the related disciplines of science and forensics
  • Help you to gain theoretical knowledge of forensic medical sciences
  • Teach you to evaluate and interpret forensic evidence
  • Give you the option to specialise in areas of your interest.
  • Why study your MSc in Forensic medical sciences at Queen Mary?

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry comprises of two world renowned teaching hospitals, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London, which have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to modern medicine. We are one of the top five in the UK for medicine in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences was established in 2006 in response to an urgent need for the re-introduction of a viable forensic medical centre in the London and the South East of England which would aim to promote a high standard of academic excellence.

Cutting-edge critical programme – theory included, with a real focus on developing students’ critical thinking and analytical skills.

The forensic unit comprises experienced staff with an international reputation for their excellence in teaching and research in forensic medicine.

We are one of the very few universities in the UK with an academic centre of forensic medicine and the only centre in London and the South East of England actively teaching in this field to both undergraduates and postgraduates.

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
N/A months
distance learning
N/A months
flexible
N/A months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
William Harvey Research Institute
Email
pgsmd@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 5511