Forensic Toxicology


Undergraduate teaching is provided in the three underlying disciplines of the field: medicine, science and law. Students benefit from tuition by practicing forensic toxicologists and gain practical knowledge in the setting of an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited commercial laboratory. 

Graduates from the forensic toxicology PhD and MSc programmes have gone on to become heads of laboratories across the world. The MSc in Forensic Toxicology provides one of the globally most recognised and respected taught postgraduate qualifications in the field.


Forensic toxicology shares its expertise with undergraduate students of medicine, science and law. Consultant toxicologists teach experience-based courses providing current, relevant information.

  • Forensic Medicine 1 (MED1015)
  • Forensic Investigation (MED4054)
  • Forensic Applications of Biological Science (BIOL4049)


Forensic Medicine and Science offers a range of postgraduate opportunities in Forensic Toxicology. Postgraduate students work alongside the toxicology consultants and technical staff, benefitting from hands-on and experiential learning

The main focus of postgraduate teaching within the unit is the taught MSc (MedSci) in Forensic Toxicology. The department also offers bespoke teaching packages to a range of customers including laboratory staff, police and solicitors. The consultant toxicologists have also been invited to participate in national and international training programmes.

Some of the courses available in forensic toxicology



Other courses

Our staff also teach on the part-time evening Course in Forensic Medical Sciences.

Our graduates

The students on our MSc have come from 31 different countries, from Botswana to the United Arab Emirates.