University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Forensic Toxicology

This programme is designed to provide students with an in depth working knowledge of the principles and practice of forensic toxicology. The major strength of this programme is that students will be studying within a working environment of one of the leading ISO/IEC 17025 accredited forensic toxicology laboratories worldwide. The programme is of particular interest to individuals interested in pursuing or furthering their careers in the field of forensic toxicology including court-reporting scientists, laboratory managers, and academics. In addition, this programme enables graduates to gain experience in research before subsequent application to a doctoral degree programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree in chemistry, biochemistry, forensic science or other suitable chemical science. Applicants with appropriate skills and experience in the field of forensic toxicology are also considered. Applicants are required to provide 2 references and full degree transcript plus a personal statement indicating why they wish to study this programme.

Course modules

Principles of forensic toxicology; laboratory techniques in forensic toxicology; advanced instrumentation; case review and interpretation; research and laboratory management; project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (MedSci) Full-time £ 7,050 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time £ 20,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc (MedSci) Full-time £ 7,050 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

Key information

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