M.Sc. Toxicology

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR22250 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
Karolinska Institutet | Stockholm, Sweden
The Global Master's Programme in Toxicology is unique in its cohesive focus on toxicology and health, and one of the oldest and most well-proven toxicology programmes in the world.

Description of Toxicology


The Global Master's Programme in Toxicology is unique in its cohesive focus on toxicology and health, and one of the oldest and most well-proven toxicology programmes in the world.

What happens during the programme?

Studying toxicology is a way of learning how to understand various mechanisms of toxicity and how to assess health risks with the use of chemicals in our daily life. Knowledge and training in toxicology will give you the opportunity to contribute to a future of safe and sustainable use of chemicals, pesticides and drugs.

The programme has an emphasis on toxicological testing and research, modes of action, and health risk/safety assessment using problem-based learning and real-life cases. The programme uses its close connection with high-quality research and risk assessment work, and collaborates with the pharmaceutical industry, national authorities, as well as with scientists at departments within and outside Karolinska Institutet.

Career opportunities after graduation

The programme is well-integrated in the research and risk assessment activities at Karolinska Institutet and gives you a solid foundation for a future as either a doctoral researcher or a risk/safety assessor.

Due to the tightening of chemical safety legislation, the demand for qualified toxicologists is increasing. If you want to make a difference to the world, toxicology is a never-ending challenge. You can contribute to meeting the international demand for qualified toxicologists of the future.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 22250 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

Total amount 400 000 SEK

Start date August  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The programme will next be given in autumn 2014. This page will be updated with the programme overview closer to the time.

Semester 1
Introduction to toxicology 4TX008 (7,5 hp)
Target organ toxicology 4TX000 (15 hp)
Health risk assessment of Chemicals 4TX002 (7,5 hp)
Semester 2
Laboratory animal science 4TX015 (4,5 hp)
Toxicokinetics 4TX012 (3 hp)
Biochemical and molecular toxicology 4TX010 (18 hp)
Histopathology 4TX009 (4,5 hp)
Semester 3
Toxicity testing 4TX013 (15 hp)
Semester 3 and 4
Degree project in toxicology (45 hp)

Requirements for Toxicology

Bachelor's degree or professional degree worth at least 180 higher education credits in biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine or biotechnology.

Proficiency in the English language should be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL: internet based (iBT) with a total score of at least 90 and minimum score of 20 on the written test, or paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 on the written test; or IELTS (academic) with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5; or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English B at Swedish upper secondary school.

Work Experience for Toxicology

No work experience is required.

More Information


If you have satisfactorily completed certain undergraduate university studies, you may be given credits for them. You are also entitled to credits for other studies if the nature and extent of the knowledge and skills for which you are claiming credits are such that they are equivalent in the main to the education for which they are intended to be credited. You may also receive credits for knowledge and skills that you have acquired in the course of employment. An application for credits should be submitted as soon as you have been admitted to the Biomedicine programme. You should contact the study adviser.
Accreditation is reviewed by an examiner where a whole course or components of a course are involved. Accreditation is reviewed by a programme director for major parts of the programme in connection with admission to a later part or in the case of studies abroad where several courses are involved and also in connection with accreditation of a course as an optional course.

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Sweden Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

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