Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$33,244

Course Overview

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.

Who should take this course

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.

Accreditation

MSc, Mres

Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:

  • MSc - modules totalling 180 credits
  • MRes - modules totalling 240 credits

Required Modules:

You are required to take:

  • Forensic Process (30 credits)
  • Chemistry of Explosives and Drugs (30 credits)
  • Forensic Biology (30 credits)
  • Analytical Chemistry for Forensic Science & Toxicology (15 credits)
  • Forensic Genetics (15 credits)

You are also required to complete a research and dissertation module depending on your choice of study pathway:

  • Extended Research Project MSc (60 credits)
  • Extended Research Project MRes (120 credits)

Part-time Pathway:

Year one:

  • Analytical Chemistry for Forensic Science & Toxicology (15 credits)
  • Forensic Genetics (15 credits)

Year two:

  • Forensic Process (30 credits)

Forensic research and dissertation module depending on your choice of study pathway:

  • Extended Research Project MSc (60 credits)
  • Extended Research Project MRes (120 credits)

Year one or Year two:

  • Chemistry of Explosives and Drugs (30 credits)
  • Forensic Biology (30 credits)

We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible.

Fees:

  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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