Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline. IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in the written component, or equivalent.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
The Centre for Forensic & Legal Medicine is funded directly by the Scottish Crown Office under an agreement with the University which provides forensic autopsy and toxicology services to procurators fiscal in Tayside, Fife and Central regions. The range of cases investigated includes road traffic fatalities, suicides, accidents at home and at work, homicides and sudden natural deaths, as well as in-hospital deaths under anaesthesia and other unexpected hospital deaths.
The department provides undergraduate teaching to the Department of Law (optional courses in forensic medicine and in forensic science) as well as medicine. For medical undergraduates there is an intercalated BMSc option in forensic medicine, which is also open to medical undergraduates from any UK medical school. A postgraduate one-year taught course leading to a Master of Forensic Medicine degree is available for overseas medical graduates only.
Postgraduate research programmes are mainly in the field of forensic toxicology. The department has an active interest in the application of forensic medicine in support of human rights and has teaching, research and international service commitments in this field.
Forensic Toxicology Forensic Medicine in support of human rights
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
Current studentship vacancies can be found on: PhD Studentships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Prof Derrick Pounder
- +44 (0)1382 388020