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Course summary

The Forensic Science course will provide you with advanced knowledge of the forensic processes (particularly chemistry and biology) and analytical techniques used in crime investigation. It is the longest-running accredited programme of its type in England. Key benefits

  • Study programme fully accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
  • A well-established and highly respected forensic science course with contributions from leading forensic scientists.
  • Strategic alliance with the Metropolitan Police Forensic Services Directorate and research partners with Eurofins forming the Met/Eurofins/KCL managed forensic service provision (2017).
  • 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 30 ECTS and the MRes qualification.


Entry requirements

Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, or similar combination. Applicants with degrees in chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmacology or toxicology are required to provide evidence of at least one course unit in biochemistry. Applicants with degrees in biochemistry or molecular biology are required to provide evidence of at least one course unit in chemistry. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. Chemistry and Biology qualifications equivalent to UK A-level are also required (applicants with other qualifications may contact Admissions for guidance). Applicants may also be required to complete an Online Test prior to interviewBachelors degree with 2:1 honours in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, or similar combination. Applicants with degrees in chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmacology or toxicology are required to provide evidence of at least one course unit in biochemistry. Applicants with degrees in biochemistry or molecular biology are required to provide evidence of at least one course unit in chemistry. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. Chemistry and Biology qualifications equivalent to UK A-level are also required (applicants with other qualifications may contact Admissions for guidance). Applicants may also be required to complete an Online Test prior to interview


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Forensic Science at King's College London, University of London - UCAS