Toxicology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    41223
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #38 ,
The Master's Programme in Toxicology at the Karolinska Institutet 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 education in toxicology or employment in risk/safety assessment-related areas in the public sector or in industry.

About

Programme presentation

The Master's Programme in Toxicology at the Karolinska Institutet was one of the first toxicology programmes in the world. The programme is unique in its two-year cohesive focus on toxicology and human health. The programme utilises its close connection to high-quality research and risk assessment work at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) - the main centre for education and training in toxicology and health risk assessment in Sweden. The programme also collaborates with pharmaceutical and chemical industries, national authorities such as the Swedish Chemicals Agency, the Swedish National Food Administration, Swetox and the Swedish Poison Information Centre, as well as with scientists at other departments both within and outside KI.

The programme includes principles in toxicology, toxicokinetics, target organ toxicity, toxicological research methods, mechanisms of toxicity and mode of action, regulatory toxicity testing, laboratory animal science, alternative methods to animal testing, histopathology, statistics, epidemiology, health risk assessment and global toxicology in a sustainable society. This first part of the programme provides students with a general, advanced toxicological grounding, upon which they then base a personal line of inquiry to probe more deeply into experimental toxicology or risk/safety assessment by taking elective and project courses.
Career opportunities
The programme provides a solid foundation for a career in toxicology as either a doctoral researcher or a risk/safety assessor in the public or private sector in Sweden or abroad.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Principles of toxicology
  • Toxicokinetics
  • Target organ toxicology
  • Histopathology and clinical pathology
Semester 2
  • Laboratory animal science
  • Applications of methods in toxicological research
  • Health risk assessment
Semester 3
  • Molecular and Cellular Toxicology
  • Global toxicology in a sustainable society
  • Regulatory toxicity testing
Semester 3 and 4
  • Degree project in toxicology or
  • Project work or elective courses
  • Degree project in toxicology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Specific entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine, nutrition or biotechnology. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B.

Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6/English B at Swedish upper secondary school.

Selection

The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Applicants to Karolinska Institutet´s Global Master´s programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 41223 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Total amount per year: 400 000 SEK
  • First instalment: 100 000 SEK

Funding

The Karolinska Institutet Global Master's Scholarships
The Karolinska Institutet Global Master's Scholarships cover the tuition fee cost, not living expenses, and only for studies at Master's level.

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