Dr Hilary Hamnett - Programme Leader
Hilary received her MChem and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford, followed by an MSc in Forensic Science from the University of Strathclyde. She has years of experience analysing and reporting forensic toxicology cases in England, Scotland, and New Zealand, and has written journal articles and book chapters related to drugs and toxicology, including drugs and driving, new psychoactive substances, and carbon monoxide poisoning. She is also a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.
"Having completed an undergraduate degree in Forensic Science, studying for an MSc in Forensic Toxicology at the University of Lincoln was the perfect progression towards my career goals. The course provided both hands-on experience and the knowledge required for a future in toxicology. I am most grateful for the support I received while at Lincoln as it was invaluable in helping persue my chosen career."Ciara Tyrell, MSc Forensic Toxicology graduate
Students on this course will have the opportunity to complete a research project in an area related to forensic toxicology.
Research in the School of Chemistry includes four relevant themes, although collaboration and cross-disciplinary research between these occurs at all levels. These themes are forensic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biological chemistry, and environmental chemistry.
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This programme aims to prepare students for a career in forensic toxicology. The specialist skills and technical knowledge that students have the opportunity to acquire may be transferable to roles in laboratory research, clinical drug monitoring, clinical chemistry, law enforcement, border security, and investigatory agencies in the private sector. Students may also choose to pursue advanced study at doctoral level.
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