Biomedical Forensic Science programmes

The Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology offers a variety of postgraduate programmes at Honours, Masters, and Doctoral level. These degrees are research-based, with the notable exception of the unique BMedSc (Hons) and MPhil Biomedical Forensic Science programmes, which are interdisciplinary and combines coursework and research. Students have the opportunity to specialise in a particular discipline up to Doctoral level, after which postdoctoral positions may be available. 

The Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is equipped with specialised laboratory spaces to accommodate research in multiple disciplines, including forensic pathology, trauma analysis, forensic toxicology, forensic genetics and forensic entomology. These environments are home to both essential and advanced instrumentation, affording students an opportunity to perform innovative and cutting-edge research which is locally relevant and commensurate with international standards.

An internal academic programme is hosted alongside these postgraduate programmes, which offers students an opportunity to develop their professional and academic skills, whilst meeting students from other programmes or sub-specialities. This includes journal club, academic meetings and seminars. 

The Biomedical Forensic Science programmes now offered include:

  • BMedSc (Hons) Biomedical Forensic Science
  • BMedSc (Hons) Forensic Toxicology
  • BMedSc (Hons) Forensic Entomology
  • MPhil Biomedical Forensic Science
  • MSc (Med) Biomedical Forensic Science
  • MSc (Med) Forensic Genetics
  • MSc (Med) Forensic Medical Microbiology
  • MSc (Med) Molecular Forensics
  • MSc (Med) Forensic Toxicology
  • MSc (Med) Forensic Entomology
  • PhD Biomedical Forensic Science
  • PhD Forensic Genetics
  • PhD Forensic Toxicology
  • PhD Forensic Entomology

MMed (Forensic Medicine)

Should an individual wish to further their studies following their undergraduate MBChB; and with the ultimate goal to specialise in Forensic Medicine, the Division offers an MMed in Forensic Medicine.