Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme will cover a wide range of specialist topics under the umbrella of the forensic medical sciences, coupled with the opportunity to carry out research in a specialist area. You will study forensic pathology and will visit mortuaries to observe autopsies, attend court hearings, gaining knowledge of how injuries are interpreted and how cases are prepared for court. In clinical forensic medicine you will study the role of the doctor in assessing persons in custody, assault victims, child maltreatment, assessing torture victims, etc. Other areas which are covered include drugs, alcohol and their misuse, and how these substances are detected and quantified. You will also study the various methods that deceased and living persons can be identified by both as single cases and in mass disasters, including by DNA, dental and other methods. You will learn the basic principles involved in carrying out research relevant to the forensic sciences.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants will need either an appropriate life sciences degree or equivalent from a recognised academic institution, or an appropriate professional qualification or experience acceptable to the Programme Director and Director of Graduate Studies.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £15,900  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,150  Academic year. First year home fees