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

Toxicology M.Sc. Toxicology
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 21,539 per year
  • 24 months

The Master's Programme in Toxicology gives students an in-depth knowledge of the broad and interdisciplinary toxicological field. The programme prepares students for either a research or professional career and provides a solid platform for doctoral studies in toxicology or work in risk/safety assessment-related areas in the public sector or industry.

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Ecotoxicology M.Sc. Ecotoxicology
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 29,037
  • 24 months

The Ecotoxicology Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. Roughly 70 new chemicals are described every hour, and modern society uses more than 100 000 of those for different purposes, for example as pesticides, pharmaceuticals or laundry agents. They are embedded in a broad range of products for industry and consumers. All of these chemicals are being potentially released into the environment at some stage of their life cycle.

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University of Kansas

M.Sc. Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Any time
  • International $ 15,840 per year
  • 24 months

The major aim of this masters degree program is to provide qualified graduates to institutions in academia, industry, and government. The Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology program emphasizes students' research skills in molecular and neuropharmacology and toxicology. In addition to the didactic component of our training, we view hands-on training in laboratory research critical to the master’s thesis experience.

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The University of Edinburgh

M.Sc. Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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hacettepe university

Master Pharmaceutical Toxicology
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology was founded at 25.02.1972 with the name of “Analytical Toxicology”, the name later was changed to “Analytical Toxicology and Bromatology” and “Pharmaceutical Toxicology”, respectively. Since 1972, it offers master's and doctoral education. The lectures are given in Turkish.

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University of Florida

M.Sc. Veterinary Medical Sciences (Specialization in Forensic Toxicology)
  • Any time
  • International $ 575
  • 12 months

The Forensic Toxicology concentration is provided by the College of Veterinary Medicine. It focuses on general and advanced principles of toxicology, forensic toxicology and drug metabolism providing a strong foundation in analytical techniques, pharmacokinetics, drug elimination and toxicology. Modules in forensic pharmacology, doping control, postmortem toxicology, expert testimony and QA/QC procedures are also featured.

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Bournemouth University

M.Sc. Forensic Toxicology by Research
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 5,750 per year
  • International £ 14,000 per year
  • 12 months

MSc Forensic Toxicology by Research, Bournemouth University Toxicology, the study of drugs and poisons, is an expanding area of study that offers graduates a wide range of career options. Forensic toxicology is the application of the science and study of drugs and poisons to questions that arise in judicial proceedings and involves a wide range of case scenarios including drugs/alcohol and driving, drug facilitated sexual assault, and deliberate/malicious poisoning

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University of Bradford

M.Sc. Analytical Sciences
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 5,400 per year
  • International £ 14,580 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Analytical Sciences course from University of Bradford will provide a systematic training in the application of modern analytical methods. It provides the necessary practical, interpretative analytical skills to apply a wide range of analytical techniques to key areas of application.

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University of Maryland Eastern Shore

M.Sc. Toxicology
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • National $ 10,836 per module
  • International $ 19,332 per module
  • Not specified

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Toxicology. The mission of the Toxicology Program is to provide educational and professional training in mechanistic and applied fields of environmental and mammalian toxicology. Graduates of the Toxicology Program will conduct research, teach, and provide technical support to federal, state, and local governments, industry, and public interest groups in areas including: evaluation and testing of harmful effects of chemical, physical, and biological agents on living organisms, mechanisms of toxicity, prevention of chemical induced diseases, risk assessment, and environmental protection through governmental regulations for the control and monitoring of hazardous chemicals.

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Newcastle University

MRes Toxicology
  • Sep 2017
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The MRes in Toxicology is one of a suite of MRes programmes. The programme provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research in academia and industry. It is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences and is also suitable for graduates from other science disciplines and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. The MRes can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or act as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

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Cardiff University

M.Sc. Medical Toxicology (Distance Learning)
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 3,875 per year
  • International £ 5,625 per year
  • 36 months

The Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology at Cardiff has a major commitment to teaching postgraduate and undergraduate students. A key aim of our teaching programmes is to encourage critical thinking, as we equip our students not only with practical and factual knowledge, but also provide a basic approach to toxicological problems, encouraging attitudes and abilities which will be of lasting value in the future.

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