The Toxicology MSc course at the University of Potsdam conveys comprehensive knowledge about toxicants including their impact on living organisms. You will gain a profound understanding in general toxicology including pharmacology, physiology and pathophysiology, organ toxicology, pathological anatomy as well as histopathology. Furthermore, you will develop a methodological toolkit that enables you to explore and analyze these phenomena. Thereby the knowledge about chemistry, biochemistry and medicine is deepened as well as your practical competences will be extended in analytical chemistry, in vitro toxicology and in vivo toxicology (e.g. experimental animal models in toxicology). Since working as a toxicologist also implicates a juristically dimension you will gain substantial knowledge in national and international legislative and regulatory processes. As a graduate of the master’s degree in toxicology, you will be able to plan and work independently in the field of toxicological science and risk assessment. You will be able to identify subject-specific problems, find appropriate methods to address them, and present the results of your work in an appropriate form.
- As a graduate of the master’s degree in toxicology, you will be able to plan and work independently in the field of toxicological science and risk assessment. You will be able to identify subject-specific problems, find appropriate methods to address them, and present the results of your work in an appropriate form.
- Career prospects for our graduates include scientific institutions and universities, chemical/ pharmaceutical/food industry, and governmental authorities. Your analytical training and solid English skills will qualify you for numerous, national and internationally oriented professions.
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- Pharmacology, physiology and pathophysiology
- Tissue-specific toxicity and histopathology
- Principles in experimental animal toxicity testing
- Advanced toxicology
- Experimental toxicology
- Human toxicology
- Applied toxicology, regulatory toxicology and risk assessment
- Practical toxicology – industry/authority/scientific institution (preferably abroad)
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Important prerequisites for the master’s degree program include a solid foundation in chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, nutritional science, biology, pharmacy, medicine or veterinary medicine and a deep interest in toxicology. To enter the master’s degree program you must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree (180 CP), or another comparable academic degree, in any undergraduate subject relevant to this graduate program.
- Because this degree program is taught in English, we expect good English skills that correspond at least to the C1 level of the Common European Reference Framework for Languages.
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- 280 Euros per semester administrative fee
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