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.
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 problembased 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.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Methods of assessment
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.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Waterloo Campus.
Work placements are at a variety of sites in the UK including Cambridgeshire, Surrey, Malvern, Birmingham, and Teddington. We also offer international/overseas projects. We may also offer desk based research projects (extended literature review).
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
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