Taught course

Forensic Toxicology

University of Central Lancashire · School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for this course are that a student must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • honours degree of the level 2.2 or above from a United Kingdom university or its equivalent
  • degree or HNC or HND in an appropriate discipline
  • together with appropriate professional experience qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to any of the above

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications or relevant work / life experience who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from masters-level studies are especially welcome to apply, and may be interviewed.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will combine aspects of analytical chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology that are crucial to the role of the drugs chemist working within a toxicological environment. While the primary focus of this course will be drugs of abuse the underpinning science and methodologies are equally relevant to a toxicologist analytical chemist working in the pharmaceutical or other related industries.

As a Forensic Toxicologist you may be called to provide evidence in a court of law, training in this important aspect is provided through an Expert Witness module which includes a moot court presentation. In addition to acquiring a sound theoretical understanding of the subject area there is a strong emphasis on developing practical skills throughout the course. This cumulates in a 60 credit project whereby students have the opportunity to specialise in various areas of drugs toxicology.

This course will appeal to graduates from a wide range of disciplines including forensic science, chemistry, biology and other related disciplines.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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