Bournemouth University

Forensic Toxicology

The course will aim to provide students with a detailed knowledge concerning the selection and collection of case materials, as well as the analytical techniques used in forensic toxicology laboratories for the isolation and identification of drugs and poisons. You will 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. An important part of the training of the forensic expert is associated with the presentation of evidence in court and so you will undertake training in the preparation and presentation of evidence.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, 2.2 or above in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience. Relevant subjects include biochemistry, chemistry, life/medical sciences.

Course modules

Core units: Research skills; extended research project; professional practice in forensic science; forensic toxicology.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 580 per Unit (home fees) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 1,500 per Unit (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus Poole BH12 5BB South West

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