With purpose-built facilities and links to local emergency and counter-terrorism services, choosing Greenwich for a forensics degree is the best decision you will make for your forensics future. Our degree in Forensic Toxicology will prepare you for many exciting careers spanning forensic science, whether you are interested in working for a forensic science provider, hospital or research laboratory. With millions of chemicals in existence, there is little wonder why it is important to understand the effects of these substances on the body and the methods capable of their detection. The relevance of drug use and abuse in forensic casework can be illustrated by statements such as "the drug made me do it" which is a very common defence argument leading to more lenient sentencing and reduced culpability. In the words of Paracelsus, "it's the dose that makes the poison" so you will graduate with strong quantitative and analytical skills. Among many topics, you will learn about many different types of drugs, how they act on the human body, how they are detected, how to report evidence of drugs, and defence arguments used in the court of law. You will also gain an appreciation of topics such as crime scene sciences, biology, chemistry and physiology. Whether you are interested in a career involving clinical toxicology or are enticed by research involving novel crossover specialisms such as entomotoxicology, anthrotoxicology, ecotoxicology and pharmacogenetics, this course will prepare you for your career of choice. What you should know about this course
- 100% student satisfaction for 4 consecutive years, 9th in the country for forensic science and top modern university for forensics
- Study a course that will provide you with a unique set of transferable skills to take into a variety of industries
- Gain a foundation in forensic toxicology to prepare you for the world of work in the forensic, practical, research, chemical, and pharmaceutical fields
- Get "hands on" learning of the procedures you will encounter in the workplace
- This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.
All degree courses are made of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures. Module content, and how each is module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page
Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen. You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB), Access to HE courses, or equivalent level 3 qualifications. A level: 32 Points from science related subjects including chemistry. BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science. A level and BTEC National: Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from science related subjects at A-level. International Baccalaureate: requiring Higher Level Science grade 5 and Standard Level English grade 4. Access to Higher Education Diploma: Science. T Level: Science (Laboratory sciences) Grade: Merit
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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University of Greenwich
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