Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

Forensic Medical Sciences

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.

Entry requirements

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,150 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mile End Tower Hamlets E1 4NS South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
0800 376 1800