UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences


Study with us

Whether you’re looking for a world leading masters programme or embarking on your own in depth research, your postgraduate forensic science journey starts here.

World leading

Studying with us means joining one of the world’s best universities in one of the world’s best cities rubbing shoulders with some of world’s leading forensic science academics. UCL is regularly ranked among the elite of world universities and our MSc degree and PhD programme are highly distinctive and research led.

Joining us means rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s leading academics in the field, alongside benefiting from guest lecturers with vast experience of real world practice. We’re proud of the calibre of our students, what they achieve with us and what they go on to do – you’ll join a dynamic cohort making discoveries that advance and transform the discipline.

Students in class

MSc Crime and Forensic Science

Join our distinctive forensic science masters degree programme with a focus on the interpretation of forensic evidence and the interaction of forensic science with the law, policing and the sciences.

Students in class

PhD programme

We’re all about our research and our PhD students are the thriving community at the heart of it all. If you have a research idea and want to make discoveries that advance and transform the forensic science discipline, read on about how you can join us.

Join the community

Our students are an integral part of the Centre for the Forensic Sciences and are a buzzing community full of ideas, energy and innovation. We regularly come together in research groups to share learnings and progress across projects, facilitate reading groups to keep us at the top of our game, and invite the best from academia and the practitioner community to join us for our well known seminar series.

But the community doesn’t stop within the walls of the Centre. Our ethos is to be collaborating with leading researchers from across UCL, other academic teams and industry, all working together in pioneering forensic science research.

Working together across boundaries

Our interdisciplinary approach goes to the heart of what we believe forensic science to be – the application of the highest quality science, social science and humanities that work together across the whole domain of forensic science. We were set up with the express purpose of crossing disciplinary boundaries to harness the tacit knowledge from one of the world’s leading research universities all working together to achieve our vision.

Our approach is distinctive with a real focus on how to think, to interpret, to innovate. We’re actively working with lawyers, psychologists, statisticians, computer scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, geographers, geologists as well as biologists, chemists and the medical sciences. At the Centre for the Forensic Sciences, you’ll have a truly interdisciplinary experience.