Biology - Environmental Toxicology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
The Master Programme in Biology - Environmental Toxicology from Uppsala University covers the entire chain of the impact of chemicals on nature, from biochemical processes in living cells, via physiological effects on cells, organs and individuals to consequences at population and ecosystem levels.

About

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. 

Career

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. 

Programme Structure

First year

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. 

Second year

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity 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

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology; and
  • 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15111 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30222 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
NON-EU/EEA:
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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