O que eu aprenderei?

Most crime scenes have traces that can be important evidence in a crime scene investigation. A genetic, chemical or toxicological analysis can play a critical role in an investigation and may lead to a conviction in court. The advanced and constantly improved methods for analysing tech­nical evidence make Forensic Science a growing field. The Master Programme in Forensic Science will enable you to meet the increasing need for forensic competence and research, but the knowledge can also be used within many other fields.


The aim of the Master Programme in Forensic Science is to give you broad as well as deep knowledge within the field of forensic science. Several of the laboratory exercises in the programme are connected to criminalistics and based on novel research. The methods are, however, generally used in many other areas apart from forensic science, for example food industry, medicine, environmental monitoring and biotech industry. You will also be trained in critical thinking and analysis of information and results, which are important skills in all scientific areas. The programme is thus a broad education with close ties to research.

The programme gives you in-depth understanding of applications of biomedical knowledge in the legal system. This includes knowledge of medical genetics, criminalistics, forensic genetics, forensic medicine, law, criminology and analytical chemistry.


The Master Programme in Forensic Science is intended for those wishing to broaden and deepen their earlier knowledge in biology and chemistry with an orientation towards topics within forensic analysis. The broad competence in biology and chemistry prepares you for work in many types of laboratories.

The programme also provides you with additional knowledge in human genetics, molecular biology, toxicology and analytical chemistry, which paves the way for careers in forensic laboratories, food industry, environmental monitoring and biotechnology industry.

The programme further prepares you for continued PhD studies (research level).

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Medicine

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 semestres)

First semester Tuition fee: SEK 72,500; Total Tuition fee: SEK 290,000
Data de início

31 Agosto 2020


Uppsala University


Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7,


SE-751 05, Sweden

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Paper-based) For English 6: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575.

Para estudantes internacionais

Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be in molecular biology, biomedicine, chemistry, biology, or a similar field of study that includes at least 15 credits in chemistry and biochemistry as well as 15 credits in cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. Also required is knowledge and practical experience of laboratory experiments in life sciences.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
The minimum test scores are:

IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
Cambridge: CAE, CPE