Please note that this course is not recruiting for September 2018.
Toxicology, the study of drugs and poisons, is an expanding area of study that offers graduates a wide range of career options. On this course you'll study the signs and symptoms associated with the use of common drugs and poisons, basic pharmacology, mechanisms of drug/poison action, drug metabolism and drug elimination from the body.
This course will provide you with a detailed knowledge concerning the selection and collection of case materials, as well as the analytical techniques used in forensic toxicology laboratories for the isolation and identification of drugs and poisons.
In addition to the more traditional areas of forensic toxicology, the course will introduce you to aspects of environmental forensic science where toxicology may be involved.
The course is delivered by experienced forensic toxicologists and forensic practitioners with an emphasis on professional capabilities. Wherever possible the study will be case-led. Our objective is to provide excellent, theoretically informed, science-based learning as well as research skills.
“Thank you for everything you have done this year (as well as inspiring me to take toxicology when I was an undergraduate here). You have exceeded my expectations and helped me to improve not just my toxicological skills but my confidence in myself. I am so glad that I took the MSc and I look forward to seeing you in the future.”
Gina Ross, a previous student, referring to her course leader
Next start date:
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Forensic science, chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, biochemistry or biomedical sciences
A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or equivalent in a required subject.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information see our full entry requirements.