Bournemouth University

Forensic Toxicology by Research

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. 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 lead. Our objective is to provide excellent, theoretically informed, science-based learning as well as research skills. Hear from Gina Ross, a current student, referring to the course leader, Professor David Ossleton: "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."

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or equivalent in a required subject. Required subjects of Forensic science, chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, biochemistry or biomedical sciences. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Semester 1, Core units: Forensic Science - Forensic Toxicology - Laboratory and Research Skills. Semester 2, Core units: Extended Research Project.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2018 15,000 (Whole course) International 2 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2018 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2018 15,000 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2018 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 15,000 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 15,000 (Whole course) International 2 2 Years

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