Forensic chemistry is the application of scientific knowledge and investigation to law enforcement. From identifying substances to analysing crime scenes, the skills of a forensic chemist often play a vital role in criminal investigations. This course offers a comprehensive study of chemistry integrated with forensic specialisms, including DNA analysis, fire debris analysis and forensic toxicology, so students can develop an in-depth understanding of forensic chemistry and fundamental science. For an MChem student, the study experience is extended through a full-year placement with one of the University’s industry or overseas partners, or in one of our research groups. Placements are conducted alongside advanced academic study, focusing on research frontiers in chemistry. The School of Chemistry takes a research-centred approach to teaching and learning, and students have the chance to work with academics on collaborative research projects.