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Tuition Fee
GBP 22,700
Per year
Start Date
Medium of studying
On campus
12 months
Program Facts
Program Details
Pathology | Chemistry
Area of study
Medicine & Health | Science
Forensic Science and Technology | Forensic Chemistry and Investigative Sciences | Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior | Forensic Pathology | Forensic Psychiatry
Education type
On campus
Full time
Course Language
Tuition Fee
Average International Tuition Fee
GBP 22,700
Program start dateApplication deadline
About Program

Program Overview

Kent's Forensic Science MSc, ranked 1st in the UK, provides an integrated understanding of the field and prepares students for careers in forensic practice, criminal justice, and research. With state-of-the-art facilities and expert faculty, students gain hands-on experience in advanced laboratory techniques and develop critical thinking and communication skills essential for success in forensic science.

Program Outline

Degree Overview:

Our one-year taught Master’s course in Forensic Science develops an integrated and critical understanding of forensic science and prepares you for a professional role in a range of related areas. Our students go on to important and exciting careers within the criminal or civil judicial system, the police or forensic practice, as well as broader scientific areas and further research.

Reasons to study Forensic Science at Kent:

  • Forensic Science at Kent is ranked 1st in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2024.
  • Our Forensic Science MSc is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
  • Build on your knowledge and understanding of advanced laboratory analytical methods, essential to forensic investigation.
  • Develop the command, control and management skills that will enable you to present expert evidential incident reports to the highest standard.
  • Expert training in a range of research skills modules to prepare you for independent research, including a summer-long practical research project.
  • Small-class teaching with academic staff who have extensive experience in their fields.
  • A highly supportive community of forensic science and chemistry postgraduate students and staff.


Students are assessed in many different ways to prepare them for wider roles, while becoming more adaptable and employable in the process. Assessment types may include:

  • Coursework in the form of essays, laboratory or project reports, contemporaneous notetaking, problem sheets and online quizzes
  • Individual and group presentations and cross-examinations/tribunal
  • Practical competencies and real-life or real-time role-play scenarios.


Our expert teaching staff are leaders in their field who use innovative teaching methods to bring the subject to life. Programme aims and learning outcomes are set to ensure you get the most from your study.


All programmes in the School of Chemistry and Forensic Science equip you with the tools you need to conduct research, solve problems, communicate effectively and transfer skills to the workplace, which means our graduates are always in high demand.

  • The School has collaborations with universities around the world, particularly in Germany, France, Italy and the USA.
  • UK links include King's College, London and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
  • Staff publish regularly and widely in journals, conference proceedings and books.
  • Among others, they have recently contributed to: Nature; Science; Forensic Science International, Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine; Astrophysical Journal; Journal of Polymer Science; Journal of Materials Chemistry; and Applied Optics. The programme is designed to broaden your understanding of global issues and current affairs as well as to develop personal skills which will enhance your employability.

  • The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:
  • Full-time
  • UK £9,800
  • EU £22,700
  • International £22,700