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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Waterloo Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


The Analytical Toxicology MSc is a unique study course that integrates theoretical and practical aspects of analytical science with clinical and forensic toxicology. This course will provide you with a detailed knowledge and comprehensive understanding of advanced analytical toxicology and its applications. Theory-based study programme developed with the collaboration of both national and international experts in the field of clinical and forensic toxicology. The programme is run by the King’s Forensics team (also responsible for the MSc Forensic Science). This is a dynamic group of academics, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. It has two ISO 17025 accredited laboratories (drugs and DNA) and is at the forefront of research in analytical techniques in both forensic science and toxicology/drug analysis.

Course detail

The Analytical Toxicology MSc has been designed for scientists wishing to enter the field of clinical or forensic toxicology, or for clinical and forensic specialists wanting to develop their existing knowledge and professional experience. This one-year course explores the close connections between clinical and forensic toxicology through a range of modules that includes advanced analytical toxicology, core analytical sciences, biochemical, clinical and forensic toxicology. You will also complete a research project and dissertation related to analytical toxicology. You will study modules totalling 180 credits throughout the year, with 60 credits coming from the research project and dissertation.

Teaching and assessment

The course will be delivered by lecture with lecture recordings available to allow for flexibility of learning styles. There will also be laboratory practicals, workshops, group discussions and problem based learning exercises. Approximate total contact hours for the taught modules is 390 hours. You are also expected to undertake about 810 hours of team and individual study. Taught modules total 120 credits. The research module is worth 60 credits. Project selection is through student application and interview. Your performance in the taught modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written essays or laboratory reports, oral and poster presentations. Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final module mark. Assessment for the research project module will be based on a critical review, a journal article, a poster presentation and a supervisor’s assessment of performance.

Career prospects

Graduate career paths include analytical and supervisory roles within government and private institutions or research pathways such as PhD.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 27,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 100 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    158 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%



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