UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Forensic science is a dynamic discipline that is crucial to the investigation of crime, the collection of evidence and intelligence, and in securing justice. This multi'disciplinary programme offers students a unique opportunity to gain forensic science skills and methods within a holistic crime science framework.

Course Modules

Core modules: quantitative methods; designing and doing research; understanding and interpreting forensic evidence; foundations of security and crime science; judicial decision making and expert evidence. Options: students choose 3 of the following: case assessment and interpretation for forensic scientists; fundamentals of molecular biology; information security management; forensic archaeology; forensic osteology; forensic geoscience; frontiers in experimental physical chemistry; judgment and decision making; practices of crime scene investigation and expert testimony; structural methods in modern chemistry.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant disciplines will generally include science subjects, for example chemistry, biology, physics, engineering or computer science; psychology, archaeology or geography. Alternatively candidates may qualify for entry if they can offer 5 or more years of relevant professional experience (for example in the police service, or with a forensic science provider).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £23,440  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,090  Academic year. First year home fees