Forensic Toxicology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    20500
    Tuition (Year)
    7200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #88 ,
The Forensic Toxicology programme at the University of Glasgow is designed to provide students with an in-depth working knowledge of the principles and practice of forensic toxicology. The major strength of this programme is that students study within an operational ISO 17025 accredited forensic toxicology laboratory and are taught by practising forensic toxicologists.

About

The Forensic Toxicology programme at the University of Glasgow is designed to provide students with an in-depth working knowledge of the principles and practice of forensic toxicology. The major strength of this programme is that students study within an operational ISO 17025 accredited forensic toxicology laboratory and are taught by practising forensic toxicologists.

This programme will be of particular interest to those interested in pursuing or furthering careers in forensic toxicology as court-reporting scientists, laboratory scientists or academics. This programme also enables graduates to gain experience in research before applying to a doctoral programme.

Why this programme
  • We are the longest established forensic toxicology MSc in the UK, and the only programme in the UK delivered by practising forensic toxicologists in an operational ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.
  • Our staff are regularly called to court to give evidence as expert witnesses. You will have the opportunity to visit a Scottish court in session and develop skills as an expert witness though lectures and practical sessions, including a moot court exercise.
  • Students can learn first-hand within a unit with one of the largest forensic toxicology laboratories. No other Universities offering a taught Forensic Toxicology degree have an associated laboratory.
  • Research and teaching laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment rivalling many forensic toxicology service laboratories in the UK.
  • The laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC17025 standard with UKAS. They are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and you will have access to a variety of instruments including GC/MS, GC-HS, HPLC, LC/MS and AAS.
  • Direct link with our doctoral research programme.
  • Students are introduced to ISO17025 accreditation and Quality Management Systems.
  • Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures for the Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences and the Scottish Medico-Legal Society. This grants you exposure to experts from a wide range of forensic and legal disciplines including scientists, lawyers and procurators fiscal.

Programme Structure

Courses included
  • Principles of forensic toxicology
  • Laboratory techniques in forensic toxicology
  • Advanced instrumentation
  • Case review and interpretation
  • Research and laboratory management
  • Project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements

You should have an Honours degree in chemistry, biochemistry, forensic science or other suitable chemical science. Applicants with appropriate skills and experience in the field of forensic toxicology will also be considered.

You are required to provide two references and full degree transcript plus a personal statement indicating why you wish to study this programme at the University of Glasgow.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 20500 International
  • GBP 7200 EU/EEA

Funding

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