Taught course

Analytical Science - Drug Analysis and Toxicology

Robert Gordon University · School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

To be considered for entry onto the programme applicants must have an honours degree in a relevant science. Chemistry at SCQF level 8 is a minimum requirement.

Other qualifications and experience will be considered subject to the University's judgment that the applicant has a reasonable expectation of being able to fulfil the requirement of the award.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to meet the proven demand for analytical scientists in a wide range of industries including drug, pharmaceutical, oil, food and drink, environment, biochemistry, and forensic analysis.

The essential purpose of the programme is the production of professional, competent, knowledgeable practitioners in Analytical Sciences. There are three courses within the programme and the student will choose either:
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Drug Analysis and Toxicology
  • Food Analysis, Authenticity and Safety
The course has been designed to produce graduates who are eminently equipped with the skills and knowledge required for subsequent employment in a variety of workplaces including areas such as research, project management and technical services associated with a range of industry including analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical, oilfield chemistry, food / drink analysis and environmental science.

Student Satisfaction
Student satisfaction for this course on average 95-100%. This is monitored by the Student Evaluation Questionnaire (SQE).

Information for international students

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
Home/EU - £5,500, RUK - £6,750
International students

For more information on funding visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 1224 262728