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 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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Leeds Beckett University

M.Sc. Toxicological Sciences
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 12,000 per year
  • 12 months

Develop advanced laboratory research skills to progress your career in the field of toxicology. We'll enhance your understanding of the interaction of toxins with molecular targets, target organ toxicity, and the role of the immune system in the response to toxins.

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University of Sydney

Master Agriculture and Environment
  • Mar 2017
  • Jul 2016
  • Not specified
  • 18 months

The Master of Agriculture and Environment is focused on providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle and create solutions for our time in areas such as food security, climate change, and management of carbon, water and the environment within the changing complexity of global markets and world economics.

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University of Strathclyde

Master Forensic & Analytical Chemistry [MChem]
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 1,820 per year
  • International £ 16,700 per year
  • 60 months

The Centre for Forensic Science at Strathclyde has provided degrees in forensic science for longer than any other university in the UK. Our forensic and analytical chemistry graduates are highly respected throughout the world. Staff in the Centre for Forensic Science are often called as expert witnesses in court and advise the forensic services in other countries. Therefore, your teaching is based on the latest technological advances.

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University of Porto

M.Sc. Contaminação e Toxicologia Ambientais
  • Sep 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 999 per year
  • International € 999 per year
  • 24 months

O curso pretende fornecer conhecimentos e competências que permitam trabalhar na minimização dos efeitos deletérios da contaminação ambiental, que certamente se encontram entre os maiores dos desafios com que a sociedade está a defrontar.

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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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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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