Introduction to Forensic Science
King's College London is a research-led University, with an excellent reputation for both world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. Our research has delivered impact in the field of forensic science, from the discovery of the structure of DNA to the present day.
King's College London has had an active, dedicated forensic science research programme since 1978. Throughout this period, we have worked closely with forensic science practitioners to ensure that our research is focused on addressing their fundamental questions and most important needs. The quality of the group's research is demonstrated through the impact and range of the publications from its academic staff and their collaborative partners; the most recent and important forensic science publications from King’s can be found here.
Forensic Science at King's College London has a long history of training both police and civilian forensic science practitioners, and in 1985 this expanded to form our MSc in Forensic Science, the first postgraduate course in this discipline to be established in England. This programme has been developed, and is delivered, with significant input from forensic science practitioners to ensure that its graduates are well equipped with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to enter and contribute to the profession. Academics play key roles in a number of forensic science working groups and networks; these include Dr Barbara Daniel’s Council role for the British Academy of Forensic Sciences.