Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences

The Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences was instituted by the Society of Apothecaries of London in 1998. It is intended to demonstrate knowledge of forensic medical sciences for those who are involved with or interested in medico-legal work. It is open to all who have completed a course in forensic medical sciences run either by the Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences [formerly at Barts and the London, QMU] in London or the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

For information on the course held in London please see  www.afms.org.uk

For information on the course held in Glasgow please see https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/subjects/chemistry/centreforforensicscience/continuingprofessionaldevelopment/#seminar-series




Examination Documentation


Guide to the Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences - (incorporating the Regulations and Syllabus)

Administrative Guidance for Candidates DFMS - including the examination timetable, fees, and dissertation titles for 2024.


Standard Setting Procedures for Diploma 

Applications for entry to the 2024 DFMS are now closed. 

To make an application please go to 'shop' above and select the Academic Shop, go to the exams section, choose DFMS, select the entry option you require, you will be asked to create an account to complete your payment. You will then be directed to our online learning platform Brightspace to complete your application form.

Please refer to the Administrative Guidance for Candidates for dissertation topic titles, dates, deadlines and fees

Application Deadline - Thursday 18th April 2024

Dissertation Submission deadline - Friday 28 June 2024 (via an online platform)

Written Paper (Online) - Thursday 20 June 2024




Academic Policies for Candidates

Examination-Review-and-Appeal-Procedure  The Society's Review and Appeal Procedure gives information about feedback, review and appeal. Candidates who seek a review or appeal should note that there is a fee payable, the amount of which is given the the relevant Guide to the Diploma, including the Regulations and Syllabus.

Candidate Code of Conduct

Candidate Misconduct Policy

Candidate Plagiarism Policy

List of Examiners

Pass Lists