Taught course

Forensic Toxicology by Research

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or above or equivalent in any discipline that includes an element of science or relevant comprehensive professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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."

Core Modules (Semester 1):

  • Forensic Science
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Laboratory and Research Skills

Semester 2:

  • Extended Research Project

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
For 2017 entry: £6,000
International students
For 2017 entry: £14,500

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
askBU Enquiry Service
Email
prospects@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1202 961916