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 toxicology degrees 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. Bachelors and Masters in Toxicology 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

Atmospheric Emission Technology M.Sc. Atmospheric Emission Technology
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 17,500 per year
  • 12 months

Cranfield University aims to develop this Atmospheric Emission Technology course as a recognised and sought after qualification within the professional environmental field in the UK and abroad. Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in Environmental regulator, public sector organisations, e.g. Defra and Environmental Agency, environmental and business consultancies and process industries in private sectors.

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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology M.Sc. Environmental Sciences - Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017
  • 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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Immunology of Infectious Diseases M.Sc. Immunology of Infectious Diseases
  • Sep 2016
  • International £ 20,450 per year
  • National £ 8,700 per year
  • 12 months

The Ms in Immunology of Infectious Diseases programme offered by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine combines theoretical knowledge and practical training in the immunology of infectious diseases through comprehensive teaching and research methods.

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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
  • International € 13,280 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The program is a research driven Master’s 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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The State University of New Jersey

M.Sc. Toxicology
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 7,944 per module
  • International $ 13,368 per module
  • Not specified

The Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology (JGPT) is an interdepartmental program designed to train students and postdoctoral fellows in the discipline of toxicology. The JGPT offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and provides the research training for Pharm.D./Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students.

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University of Southern Mississippi

M.Sc. Coastal Science
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 402 per module
  • International $ 493 per module
  • Not specified

The Department of Coastal Sciences (COA) is a research and graduate education department offering programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees. As a research-intensive unit, COA's graduate program offers excellent opportunities for students to immerse themselves in applied as well as basic research.

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University of Surrey

M.Sc. Toxicology
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

Toxicology is the study of the interactions between potentially harmful substances, living organisms and the environment. It is a wide-ranging subject that encompasses many biological and chemical disciplines including biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, molecular biology, pathology and immunology.

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The University of Georgia

M.Sc. Toxicology: Ecology
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 4,246 per semester
  • International $ 12,045 per semester
  • 24 months

This Master program in Toxicology: Ecology is focused on training in the natural and human environment, as well as the integration of natural and socioeconomic systems.

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The University of Georgia

M.Sc. Toxicology: Veterinary Pathology
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 4,246 per semester
  • International $ 12,045 per semester
  • 24 months

The Toxicology: Veterinary Pathology Master program is committed to a high quality graduate education and excellence in research, and both faculty and graduate students have received national recognition for their endeavors.

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