University of Glasgow: Forensic Toxicology MSc

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Medicine
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email mvls-fortox@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

This MSc 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 study within an operational ISO 17025 accredited forensic toxicology environment and will be taught by practising forensic toxicologists. This programme will be of particular interest to those interested in pursuing or furthering careers in forensic toxicology as court-reporting scientists, laboratory scientists or academics. This programme also enables graduates to gain experience in research before applying to a doctoral programme.

**Academic contact: mvls-fortox@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc (MedSci): 12 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

We are the longest established forensic toxicology MSc in the UK, and the only programme in the UK delivered by practising forensic toxicologists in an operational ISO 17025 accredited environment.

Our staff are regularly called to court to give evidence as expert witnesses. You will have the opportunity to visit a Scottish court in session and develop skills as an expert witness through lectures and practical sessions, including a moot court exercise.

The Forensic Toxicology service is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 standard with UKAS. You will have access to a variety of instruments including GC/MS, HPLC and LC/MS.

Students are introduced to ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and Quality Management Systems.

Our course is highly rated by graduates, with a 92% overall satisfaction rating on the 2016 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, and delivered by qualified, award-winning lecturers, who have worked internationally, and authored textbooks and research publications in the field.

Students can get involved in high-quality forensic toxicology research projects that are published and presented as posters at conferences.

We support our students who wish to join professional membership organisations such as the United Kingdom & Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists (UKIAFT).

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

**Courses**
- Principles of Forensic Toxicology

- Laboratory Techniques in Forensic Toxicology

- Advanced Instrumentation

- Case Review and Interpretation

- Research and Laboratory Management

- Project

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
This programme will prepare you for a post in a forensic toxicology laboratory both in the UK and overseas. Many of our graduates find or return to forensic work or undertake a PhD.
For more information on our graduates please click on the following link.

MSc (MedSci)

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