Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

University of the Basque Country

12 months
2200 EUR/year
2200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s Degree in Environmental Pollution and Toxicology will train you as a professional in the biological assessment of the health of ecosystem, both marine and fresh water, and terrestrial.


The main training aspects of this master’s degree are those related to the analysis of the destination, distribution and behaviour of environmental chemical pollutants, from toxicological analysis at a cellular and molecular level, the generation and application of biomarkers of exposure and effects, or the determination of mechanisms of resistance to environmental pollution, to the implementation of environmental bioremediation applications in degraded environments.

The programme

In this sense, an essential part of the training is integrated by the contents that include environmental risk assessment due to chemical pollutants, including life cycle assessments and environmental management, within the legislative and regulatory framework in force at European, national and regional levels.

The programme establishes as lines of research for the Master’s Final Project, cell biology in environmental toxicology, marine pollution, soil pollution and recovery, environmental risk assessment, environmental analytical chemistry and environmental public health.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Research in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis
  • Degradation and rehabilitation of estuaries
  • Ecological Quality Assessment in Coastal Ecosystems
  • Environmental Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Biogeochemistry
  • Eutrophication and Harmful Algae
  • Cellular and Molecular Biomarkers
  • Ecotoxicity Bioassays in Aquatic Risk Assessment
  • Environmental genomics
  • Histology and Histopathology of Aquatic Animals
  • In Vitro Toxicity Testing
  • Physiological Energetics of Marine Organisms
  • Soil Contamination and Toxicology
  • Environmental data analysis
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Introduction to Environmental Biosafety
  • Introduction to scientific research
  • Social Perception of Pollution and Environmental Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Spanish




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This Masters degree is aimed at graduates from diverse fields of knowledge such as toxicology, chemistry, ecology, animal health, public health, marine science and environmental science, and provides additional training that is useful to graduates from various disciplines with the professional goals of assessing biologically the ecosystem¿s health, both at a marine, freshwater and terrestrial level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
University of the Basque Country