I want to work in...Forensic Science

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of the science and pharmaceuticals sector 

Typical job profiles

Forensic scientist 


Useful online resources

A future in Chemistry : Forensic Scientist  (RSC)


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Cellmark Forensic Services

Civil Service jobs

CSOFS jobs board

DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)

Metropolitan Police careers

NICS Recruitment (Northern Ireland Civil Service)

Scottish Police Authority forensic services


Professional bodies

British Toxicology Society

Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSOFS)


Please also take a look at the Science General and the Forensic Psychology pages in this section of our website.

To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn Alumni Tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.