Kingston University

Kingston University

Forensic Analysis

This course provides students with a background in the theory of analytical and forensic techniques and how to apply to them to complex problems, such as scenes of crime. 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, expert witness reports and presentation of evidence in court; Kingston University has its own 'scene of crime' house, which is used to recreate crime scenes and enables students to put their investigative skills into practice.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent in forensic science, chemistry or a related life science/pharmacy discipline; appropriate experience in analysis; where English is not 1st language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking.

Course modules

Modules include: The role of the professional forensic scientist (interpretation, evaluation and presentation of evidence); drugs of abuse; separation science 1; separation science 2; molecular and atomic spectroscopy 1; molecular and atomic spectroscopy 2; fibres, firearms and fire; specialised analytical techniques, applications and problem solving; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through: exams; laboratory reports; assignments; case studies; oral presentations; poster presentations; practical research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

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