Biology - Environmental Toxicology from Uppsala University has substantial applied aspects within fields such as risk assessment, environmental impact descriptions and the testing of chemicals.
Are you interested in how chemicals may affect humans and wildlife and how chemical hazards and risks are identified? If so, this is the right specialisation for you. After your Master's studies you can either work as an environmental toxicologist in a company or in an authority at the governmental, county or municipal level. You may also continue with doctoral studies in toxicology or environmental toxicology.
For this specialisation we recommend that you start with a good knowledge of chemistry and animal physiology.
With a careful choice of the courses and topic for your degree project you will leave this specialisation with a solid theoretical knowledge regarding harmful substances inside and outside your body in cell as well as practical knowledge of the methods you need to study them.
As a student in this specialisation you will acquire knowledge and skills that are on-demand in today’s society.
The Master Programme in Biology, specialising in Environmental Toxicology, starts with the course Toxicology D, but students who already have a strong background in toxicology may instead choose Limnology D or Ecology D.
The next course, Ecotoxicology, deals with chemicals in the environment – for example their origin, fate, distribution and effects.
During the first period of the spring term, Swedish students have the opportunity to take the course Miljö- och förvaltningsrätt för naturvetare.
The final course of the second term, Toxicology and Risk Assessment, will increase your knowledge in toxicology and give practical experience in human health risk assessment.
During the second year, you can study one or two regular courses, or combine a research training course with a degree project.For more information, please visit the programme website.
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