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Forensic Science (Analysis/Toxicology) Masters MSc

Forensic Science (Analysis/Toxicology) Masters MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Toxicology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will enable you to gain a strong background in the theory of analytical and forensic techniques and how to apply them to complex problems such as those encountered at crime scenes. It emphasises the key skills required in this specialised area of science, including good measurement and scientific practice, sample collection and chain of custody, evaluation and interpretation of data, and constructing expert witness reports.

Kingston University has its own scene-of-crime house located on site, which is used to recreate crime scenes and enables you to put your investigative skills into practice. The property's garden is used by the forensic team's archaeologist for field investigations. This course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences for the component standards in Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence; Laboratory Analysis; and Crime Scene Investigation. This course is currently accredited until March 2025.

Assessment: Exams, laboratory reports, assignments, case studies, oral presentations, including presentation of expert witness evidence in a mock courtroom, poster presentations, practical research project.

Different course options

Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The Professional Placement module is a core module for those students following a Masters programme that incorporates an extended professional placement. It provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an appropriate working environment, and develops and enhances key employability and subject specific skills in their chosen discipline. Students may wish to use the placement experience as a platform for the major project or future career.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree or equivalent in forensic science, chemistry or a related life science/pharmacy discipline. Applicants with alternative qualifications will also need appropriate experience in analysis.

University information

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