Forensic Toxicology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #80 (WUR) ,
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 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 environment.
  • 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.
  • The Forensic Toxicology service is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 standard with UKAS. You will have access to a variety of instruments including GC/MS, HPLC and LC/MS.
  • Students are introduced to ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and Quality Management Systems.
  • Our course is highly rated by graduates, with a 92% overall satisfaction rating on the 2016 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, and delivered by qualified, award-winning lecturers, who have worked internationally, and authored textbooks and research publications in the field.
  • Students can get involved in high-quality forensic toxicology research projects that are published and presented as posters at conferences.
  • We support our students who wish to join professional membership organisations such as the United Kingdom & Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists (UKIAFT).
Career prospects

This programme will prepare you for a post in a forensic toxicology laboratory both in the UK and overseas. Many of our graduates find or return to forensic work or undertake a PhD. 

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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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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.

For more information, please visit programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Funding opportunities
  • University International Leadership Scholarship
  • Alumni Discount
For more information, please vist programme website.

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