Masters in Toxicology

Toxicology studies the negative effects of chemicals on different living organisms, with special attention given to how they affect humans. Toxicologists investigate, interpret and communicate how these effects take place and provide the necessary information for implementing protection measures.
Specialised courses analyse the noxious effects of drugs and industrial chemicals, and teach how to avoid and treat toxicity.
Toxicology is a highly interdisciplinary field connecting knowledge from biology, chemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and environmental science. In addition to a high focus on research, toxicology also focuses on risk assessment and management for consumer products, to safeguard public health. Other responsibilities may include making sure working environments are safe for employees.
Based on diverse chemical and biological aspects of substances, toxicology studies offer various specialized sub-disciplines such as neuro-toxicology, aquatic toxicology, chemical toxicology, environmental toxicology, forensic toxicology, and medical toxicology. Courses are usually offered by universities at graduate level or higher and have a high research focus.
Toxicologists are frequently employed in industry, academia and regulatory institutions in fields such as forensics, healthcare, pharmaceutical sciences, environmental health, the regulatory sector, education, and more.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Environmental Sciences - Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology M.Sc. Environmental Sciences - Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 4,479 per semester
  • International $ 9,757 per semester
  • 24 months

The mission of the Environmental Sciences - Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is to cultivate students perspectives of environmental issues and provide students with refined knowledge of environmental issues at the local, regional and global scale.

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Toxicology and Environmental Health M.Sc. Toxicology and Environmental Health
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • Non-EEA € 19,080 per year
  • 24 months

In the Master's in Toxicology and Environmental Health you gain knowledge and skills in the recognition and evaluation of human or animal exposure to potentially hazardous factors in the environment.

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Biotechnology Master Biotechnology
  • Dec 2016
  • National AUD 28,800 per year
  • International AUD 36,960 per year
  • 24 months

The Master of Biotechnology is a general degree with the option to follow one of two specialty streams in Clinical Microbiology or Food Science. This program emphasises the application of new knowledge and technologies to solving practical problems. In addition to the coursework component, the Master of Biotechnology includes one optional semester of work experience or a research project.

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Environmental Education M.Ed. Environmental Education
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 17,036 per year
  • International $ 25,700 per year
  • 24 months

The Environmental Education program is offered by the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Environmental Biology, MSc M.Sc. Environmental Biology, MSc
  • Sep 2016
  • Non-EEA € 13,280 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The program is a research driven Masters programme, combining a broad foundation in natural sciences with state-of-the-art knowledge of biological and environmental processes. The primary focus of the programme will be on the aquatic environment with an aim to develop expertise in the understanding and analysis of simple through to complex environmental problems. The degree will be awarded in Biology, and the environmental profile of this programme will be specified in your degree certificate.

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University of Eastern Finland

M.Sc. General Toxicology and Environmental Health Risk Assessment (ToxEn/General Toxicology)
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

The Joensuu Campus is compact, easy to access and accessible. The campus is home to nearly 8,000 degree students, so be prepared for a lively atmosphere and corridors filled with happy chatter. The campus is located right by the city centre, making it easy to pop out to run errands even during the day. In Joensuu, many services for students ranging from student health care to services offered by the Student Union are available right on campus. The Teacher Training School is also located on campus. The Joensuu Campus boasts excellent facilities for independent study, and the many cafeterias and campus restaurants offer lunch and snacks to be enjoyed in the midst of studying. Another thing worth remembering is Joensuu Science Park, which is located only a stone's throw from the campus. Joensuu Science Park hosts some of the university's teaching facilities, and it is a natural platform for science, technology and business to meet.

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University of Warwick

M.Sc. Medical Microbiology and Virology
  • Jan 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 20,180 per year
  • 48 months

This degree explores the diversity of microbial form and function and the roles of microbes in life processes. It will develop your understanding of infection and its causes, preparing you to contribute as a specialist graduate in an employment or research setting.

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University of Louisville

M.Sc. Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 22,742 per year
  • International $ 32,938 per year
  • Not specified

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology is committed to academic excellence and to the attainment of regional, national, and international recognition for the quality of its educational, research, and service activities.

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The University of Edinburgh

M.Sc. Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry and Industrial Experience
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 60 months

Environmental Chemistry is the study of the sources, reactions, transport, fates and effects (e.g. on humans and other organisms) of chemical species, both natural and man-made, in water, soil and air environments. Sustainable Chemistry is the design and application of new chemical processes so as to minimise the effects on the environment; for example, via increased efficiency of chemical conversion and energy consumption, use of less hazardous and/or renewable solvents and feedstocks, and safer effluent. As the protection and remediation of the environment are now major features of life and work throughout the world, there is a demand for well-qualified scientists in key subject areas such as chemistry who are able to apply their knowledge and understanding across the boundaries separating traditional disciplines.

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Ulster University

M.Sc. Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • International £ 4,010 per module
  • 36 months

The PgDip/MSc Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring course provides advanced training in environmental toxicology, monitoring techniques and global environmental legislation. This programme provides advanced training in environmental toxicology, monitoring techniques and global environmental legislation.

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