University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Science (MSci 4 years)

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Course summary

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Studying Forensic Science at Kent will give you the chance to study many forensic disciplines, with a focus on developing scientific and analytical skills, preparing you for employment or further study. We create ‘crime scenes’ - using our brand new crime scene house - for you to examine, investigate and react in real time to an unfolding event. Our fascinating and distinct course also gives you a solid understanding of analytical chemistry, opening up a wider range of career opportunities, as well as demonstrating how your forensic skills can be used within archaeology and the food and pharmaceutical industries. We also have a specialist employer engagement officer who can help you secure valuable internship and training opportunities to increase your career potential. This four-year MSci programme brings your core knowledge and skills up to an advanced level and gives you the opportunity to work as part of a research group conducting cutting-edge research. You work with an academic supervisor as part of their research team gaining invaluable practical experience as well as an understanding of the challenges and rewards of extending knowledge in your field. Our Forensic Science courses are accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and all students on the programme are offered free student membership for the duration of their degree. Kent has the largest block of student members of the society than any other university worldwide.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF414
Institution code K24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB including Chemistry or Biology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) The University will consider applicants holding/studying BTEC Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) in a relevant Science subject at 180 credits or more, on a case by case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.
Access to HE Diploma The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
Scottish Higher Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points or 14 points at Higher Level including HL Chemistry at 5 or HL Biology at 5
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2021/22 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Forensic Science (MSci 4 years) at University of Kent - UCAS