Forensic science in Uppsala & Stockholm

Ref: 10003021


Second year Forensic Science students, specifically those enrolled on Forensic Analytical Chemistry  (FSCI 2040) are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 20 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


This trip is tailored to give our Forensic Science programme students a chance to visit some state-of-the-art research facilities within the fields of forensic genetics and toxicology in Sweden. The core activities will include:

  • A tour of the laboratories of Professor Marie Allen specialising in analysing mitochondrial DNA and ancient DNA at Uppsala University.
  • A tour of the research facilities at the Drug Safety and Toxicology Group at Uppsala University
  • A visit to the Forensic Department at the Stockholm Police

This trip will offer an opportunity for forensic students to meet internationally recognised researchers and forensic staff and discuss the possible career opportunities and explore different career paths. They will also get a chance to see cutting edge instrumentation utilised in the fields of genetics and analytical toxicology and to ask experts in different fields of forensics about future trends in their respective fields. Moreover, there will also be a chance to meet and exchange experiences with students from the Master programme in Forensic Science at Uppsala University.

Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden, and one of the most prestigious Higher Education Institutions in Scandinavia. It consistently ranks among the world’s 100 best universities in several high-profile international rankings. This trip is an excellent opportunity for students to experience another prominent university with a historical campus and a strong international profile in order for them to establish new networks that are of value in their future careers.

Cultural activities

Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city and home to one of Sweden’s most prestigious universities, Uppsala University. Uppsala also boasts a historic city centre, where the skyline is dominated by the large cathedral. During the visit to students can visit the Linnean Garden, the botanical garden where Professor Carolus Linneaus formalised the modern system of naming organisms as well as the many popular restaurants and cosy cafes around town.

Just outside Uppsala lies Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), one of the oldest and most important religious, economic and political centres in Viking Scandinavia. Here you can see the Royal mounds (Swedish: Kungshögarna), three large barrows where according to the myth the three Norse gods Thor, Odin and Freyr are buried.

For the second part of the trip, students will be based in Stockholm, the capital and largest city in Sweden. Stockholm’s old town, Gamla Stan, is a saffron-and-spice vision from the storybooks and one of Europe’s most interesting historic hubs. Stockholm’s beauty and fashion sense are legendary, and here you can shop in trendy boutiques as well as visit the ABBA museum, the royal palace, and the Vasa museum (the home of the massive 17th century warship Vasa).

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Swedish immigration requirements.

EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Sweden and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Sunday 26 May 2019
  • Return date: Saturday 1 June 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £400
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, museum visits, visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 18 February 2019 9am