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Forensic Science MSc/MRes

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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

The contacts that King's has both in the UK and around the world provided me with the opportunity to do a 14 week industry placement working with cutting edge forensic technology. I was able to move into a job in Forensic Science straight after finishing the course.

Jamie , Student, Forensic Science MSc

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Employability

Many Forensic Science graduates go on to work in the forensic science sector with forensic service providers within the UK, European and international fields. Others have taken employment with the Metropolitan Police or crime scene departments of other police forces.

The degree, with its mixture of analytical chemistry and cutting-edge molecular biology, is also highly regarded in medical laboratories. Some graduates choose to continue to study towards a PhD either at King’s College London or other universities across the country. 

 

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Employability

Many Forensic Science graduates go on to work in the forensic science sector with forensic service providers within the UK, European and international fields. Others have taken employment with the Metropolitan Police or crime scene departments of other police forces.

The degree, with its mixture of analytical chemistry and cutting-edge molecular biology, is also highly regarded in medical laboratories. Some graduates choose to continue to study towards a PhD either at King’s College London or other universities across the country. 

 

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