Forensic Pathology

Candidates wishing to pursue a career in forensic pathology should do so with a sound background in histopathology, such that they have a good knowledge of disease mechanisms and systemic pathology, and significant practical experience in autopsy techniques and microscopy.

Two examination routes are possible:

  • Part 1 FRCPath in histopathology followed by Part 2 in forensic pathology
  • Parts 1 and 2 FRCPath in histopathology, neuropathology or paediatric pathology followed by the Diploma in forensic pathology.

Part 2

Forensic Pathology Part 2 Examination

Introduction and Format


Practical Examination


Diploma in Forensic Pathology

Diploma in Forensic Pathology