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Toxicology

University of Birmingham

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
23310 GBP/year
9900 GBP/year
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About

The Toxicology programme offered by the University of Birmingham provides vocational training in the theoretical, clinical and laboratory aspects of toxicology.

Overview

The Toxicology programme offered by the University of Birmingham are designed to meet the future needs of the sector, with contributions by international experts from the pharmaceutical industries, contract research companies, government and external toxicology centres.

You will learn about the nature and mechanism of adverse effects of chemicals such as those found in industry, in the household, in agriculture, in medicine and those that occur naturally in the environment. We give particular emphasis to molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity and to risk assessment.

The MSc Toxicology programme provides training in theoretical, clinical and laboratory aspects of toxicology and acts as a conversion course, taking students from a variety of backgrounds and giving them new skills to enable them to move into research and employment in the field of toxicology and related disciplines.

Careers

The success rate of students on the MSc in Toxicology programme is approximately 95% and the career opportunities are excellent. Even in times of economic hardship toxicology remains a necessary and important area for funding. The current concern over environmental safety adds to these opportunities.

Those completing the programme in recent years have been employed, for example, in:

  • the pharmaceutical industries
  • contract research laboratories
  • government bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive, Health Protection Agency, Food Standards Agency
  • NHS Poisons Units
  • water research establishments in pollution control
  • hospital and research laboratories

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Metabolism and Mechanisms of Toxicity
  • Forensic, Clinical and Occupational Toxicology
  • Assessing Toxic Potential
  • Regulatory Science and Toxicology for the 21st Century

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Good UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent
  • A good second class Honours degree, or equivalent for EU/overseas degrees, in Biochemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Zoology/Animal Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Physiology, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Medical Science. 
  • Graduates not fully meeting the criteria but with at least two years approved postgraduate experience may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23310 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23310 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home/EU students: £4,950 PT

Funding

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