MSc Forensic Toxicology

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  • Objectives
    You will focus on the theories, procedures and analytical techniques required by a forensic/analytical toxicologist. You will then apply this knowledge to problem solving and case-related data. You will have access to our staff, many of whom have been operational forensic scientists, as well as external speakers from forensic and analytical toxicology laboratories.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants should normally have an honours degree (at least 2.2) in an appropriate related discipline, professional membership of an appropriate chartered institution or an equivalent relevant qualification. Holders of an appropriate higher national diploma plus several years' relevant experience may also be accepted.
  • Academic title
    MSc Forensic Toxicology
  • Course description
    MSc Forensic Toxicology
    This course focuses on the theories and skills employed in forensic/analytical toxicology, and on the interpretation of analytical findings in the context of a medico-legal investigation.

    Course structure
    This MSc is specifically targeted at professionals currently in the field or those wishing to pursue a career in forensic/analytical toxicology. Core modules focus on the theory and wide range of techniques used in forensic/analytical toxicology. The modules include Professional Aspects of Forensic Toxicology, General and Clinical Toxicology, Analytical Toxicology, Legal Issues and Evidence Reporting, and Drugs and Toxicology.

    Students should be well prepared for a wide range of employment opportunities in the fields of analytical and forensic toxicology. Other suitable roles may be found in pharmaceutical, analytical testing, police and government laboratories.

    Industrial experience
    On each master's degree you'll complete a project related to professional practice. This, along with the involvement of practitioners and academics in the delivery of these courses, ensures that they are relevant to the requirements of the criminal justice system.

    Intermediate awards
    Our master's degrees can lead to the award of a postgraduate certificate at Stage 1 (60 credits - 3 modules), a postgraduate diploma at Stage 2 (120 credits - 6 modules) or, on completion of a research project, the MSc.

    Block release study
    Our master's degrees are available on a block-release basis: you'll study for one week between 9.00am and 6.00pm with follow-up days in the next four weeks together with accompanying assignment work.

    Other negotiated learning options including reduced on-campus attendance may be available for students who are employed in the fields of forensic/analytical toxicology.

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