Forensic Science


MSc, MRes, PG Dip, PG Cert


Part Time, Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
The longest running, accredited programme of its type in England - delivered by leading forensic researchers. Students gain knowledge of the forensic process and analytical techniques used in crime investigation. Exciting opportunities for specialist research projects in accredited laboratories around the world are available. This programme leads to further study opportunities (e.g. PhD) or careers in forensic science.

  • Programme fully accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • A well established and highly respected forensic science programme with contributions from practising forensic scientists who are experts in their field.
  • The Department has a strategic alliance with the Metropolitan Police Forensic Services Directorate and links to many Forensic Science and Drug testing laboratories in the UK, EU and worldwide.
  • Opportunities for integrated training placements in forensic laboratories mentioned above.
  • Exposure to cutting edge technology and methodology at the forefront of forensic science research and development.
  • Students wishing to may extend their project to 28 week project to gain an extra 30 ECTS and the MRes qualification.
  • Located in central London.

Programme leader/s
Dr Barbara Daniel
Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences - accredited course
Awarding institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90 UK 240/ECTS 120
MSc: one year FT, September to September. MRes: 15 months, September to February.
Waterloo Campus: research projects take place overseas and in the UK, including some on campus.
Student destinations
Most of our students go on to work in the forensic science sector with forensic service providers within the UK, European and International field being the major employers. Others have taken employment with the Metropolitan Police or crime scene departments of other police forces. Many of our Canadian graduates now work for the RCMP or the Toronto Centre for Forensic Sciences. Some of our students go on to do a PhD either at King's College London or other universities across the country.
Year of entry 2015
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