King's College London

Course Introduction

Description

Research within the Analytical & Environmental Science is recognised in the fields of toxicology, forensic science and atmospheric science. Chemistry is fundamental to all three activities and particular strengths exist in development of separation science and mass spectrometry towards the development of novel analytical methods.

Specific examples of Divisional research include improvements to aid detection of drug-facilitated sexual assaults, the use of nanoparticles for forensic purposes, the fate and effects of xenobiotics in the environment, toxicology of ambient particulate matter, defining mechanisms of environmental carcinogenesis and unraveling toxicogenomic fingerprints via a model organism approach.

The Drug Control Centre in the Division is the UK World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory and played a key role in the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic and the Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games in 2014 anti-doping screening programme. Environmental science activity across the Division focuses on air, water and soil quality and includes monitoring, modelling and toxicology research. Atmospheric science research is undertaken within the Environmental Research Group, which is part of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environmental Health and the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards.

The research interests of the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Group encompass the two complimentary areas of environmental carcinogenesis and toxicogenomics. The Forensic Science Group focusses on evidence recovery and novel detection methods for drugs, explosives and DNA in a variety of biological and environmental media.

Start Date:

Duration of this course will be three to four years full time. Students are encouraged to begin their research in October so as to attend the introductory courses, but students can also register at a further three registration points during the academic cycle (January, April and July).. Students are encouraged to begin their research in October so as to attend the introductory courses, but students can also register at a further three registration points during the academic cycle (January, April and July)..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,300 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,300 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £23,400 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,650 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,650 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,650 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a biomedical science, medicine or dentistry. Relevant experience may also be acceptable. A 2:2 degree may be considered if the applicant also has a Master's degree with a merit or distinction.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92