Forensic Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
The Master Programme in Forensic Science at Uppsala University will enable you to meet the increasing need for forensic competence and research, but the knowledge can also be used in other areas.


The Master Programme in Forensic Science at Uppsala University provides you with a knowledge and understanding of how to apply biological and chemical analyses in crime scene investigations. The programme introduces you to generally used methods and technologies for broad knowledge and skills. Several of the laboratory components in the courses are connected with issues of criminalistics and based on novel research. The methods are generally used in many other areas apart from forensic science. The Master Programme in Forensic Science is thus a broad education with close ties to research.


The programme is designed for those wishing to broaden and deepen their earlier knowledge in chemistry and biology with an orientation towards issues of forensic and toxicological analysis. The broad competence in forensic biology, toxicology, and chemistry prepares you for work in many types of laboratories. The programme also provides you with broad knowledge of human genetics, molecular biology, toxicology and analytical chemistry, which paves the way for careers in the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, environmental monitoring, and biotechnology industry. The programme also prepares you for continued Ph.D. studies (research level).


The programme leads to a Master of Medical Science (120 credits) with Forensic Science as the main field of study.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Medical Genetics,
  • Forensic Science and Criminalistics
  • Forensic Genetics and Medicine
Semester 2
  • Elective period
  • Forensic Chemistry

Semester 3
  • Analytical Toxicology

Semester 4
  • Degree Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be in immunology, biomedicine, chemistry, biotechnology, biology, or a similar field of study that gives relevant knowledge in cell and molecular biology, chemistry and biochemistry.

Also required is knowledge and practical experience of laboratory experiments in life sciences.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 30561 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000


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