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Analytical Toxicology MSc

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The Analytical Toxicology MSc is a unique study programme 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.


Key benefits

  • Theory-based study programme developed with the collaboration of both national and international experts in the field of clinical and forensic toxicology.

  • Designed for scientists wishing to enter the field of clinical or forensic toxicology, or for clinical and forensic practitioners who want to enhance their existing knowledge and professional experience.

  • King's is ranked 9th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)

  • This new course, unique in the UK, integrates theoretical and practical aspects of analytical science with clinical and forensic toxicology.

  • Excellent career prospects that include analytical and supervisory roles within government and private institutions.


Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake 10 FT approximately

Course leaders

Dr Vincenzo Abbate 

 

Further details

Course contact for further information

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department Department of Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences

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Course detail

Description

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.

 

Course format and assessment

Teaching

The following table will give you an idea of what a typical academic week might look like as you progress through your studies:

Lectures, Workshops, Practicals/Labs

Self-Study

18 hours per week

25-30 hours

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. 

Methods of assessment

 

Examination

Coursework

Taught component (all other modules)

60%

40%

Research project

 

100%

 The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Location

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Waterloo Campus.

Work placements are at a variety of sites including Cambridgeshire, Surrey, Malvern, Birmingham, and Teddington.

Regulating body

King’s College is regulated by the Office for Students

 

Extra information

Other related courses:

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
Required Modules

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/index.aspx

 

Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

Applied Neuroscience Entry requirements
Minimum requirements  2:1

Minimum 2:1 degree or an overseas equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, forensic science or related discipline.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. 

International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.


Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £70 applies. Academic staff will assess all applicants and we aim to process all applications within four to six weeks, but during February, March and holiday periods, applications may take longer to process.

Successful applicants will be admitted based on their academic ability, references and a successful interview.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal Statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required. Please submit a personal statement detailing your interests about the study programme describing your academic background, your reasons for applying and what you hope to achieve from the course, including any relevant experience, strengths, ambitions or research interests.
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes One reference is required, professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Optional You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

 

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 31 March 2020. After this date, applications will remain open if places are available, but programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 31July 2020 or from UK/EU nationals after 28 August 2020.

Please note you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline and places are filled before the final deadlines above and we are unable to process more offers.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time Home/EU fees: £12,750 per year (2020/21)
  • Full time overseas fees: £26,550 per year (2020/21)
  • Part time Home/EU fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March 2020, payment is due by 30 April 2020.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April 2020 and 30 June 2020, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July 2020 and 31 July 2020, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1 August 2020, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer.

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

 Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 

  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 

  • Library fees and fines 

  • Personal photocopies 

  • Printing course handouts 

  • Society membership fees 

  • Stationery 

  • Travel costs for travel around London, between campuses and for project placements

  • Graduation costs

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Graduate career paths include analytical and supervisory roles within government and private institutions.

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