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MSc Forensic Toxicology

Course Description

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.

Modules include:

Research Methods (20 credits)
Sample Preparation and Screening (20 credits)
Separation Science and Mass Spectrometry (20 credits)
The Expert Witness in the Legal Process (20 credits)
Forensic Toxicology (40 credits)
Research Project (60 credits)

Visit the MSc Forensic Toxicology page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Honours degree of the level 2.2 or above from a United Kingdom university or its equivalent; orDegree 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.

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