Kingston University London

Course Introduction

If you are interested in the collection and interpretation of scientific evidence, and the application of science to criminal investigations, a degree in forensic science is ideal. It combines a broad range of topics in an integrated approach to this innovative and exciting area of science

Course Modules

Year 1: Chemistry for life sciences; modern laboratory techniques; anatomy and physiology for forensic science; introduction to forensic science; mathematics and information communication technology; genetics and molecular biology; GIS concepts and applications. Year 2: Investigative analysis techniques; law for expert witnesses; research skills; fundamentals of digital imaging; forensic biology; psychology for bioscientists; forensic geoscience; crime scene to court; forensic document analysis. Year 3: Fibres, firearms and fire; analytical chemistry; forensic archaeology; project; crime patterns and the environment; pharmacology, toxicology and immunology; drugs of abuse; current concepts in forensic biology; body fluid analysis; option modules.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 104

Key Course Information

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78% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 70%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 74%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 72%

65% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 30
Unknown 10

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 40%

Total Coursework: 47%

Total Practical: 13%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation