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Master's Degree Programme in General Toxicology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #498 (QS) ,
Toxicology is an applied science based on many scientific disciplines e.g. molecular biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology. The programme in general toxicology provides basic scientific knowledge and professional skills to carry out human chemical risk assessment. The programme also provides a solid background for a student wishing to pursue PhD studies in toxicology and related sciences.


Toxicology is applied science and is based on basic sciences like chemistry, biology, physiology and physics. The backbone for human toxicological risk assessment and exposure assessment is the understanding of the mechanisms of toxic effects in human body. We provide an international master's degree programme where students, after common basic studies in toxicology specialize general toxicology including toxicological risk assessment.
The duration of the programme is two academic years and all teaching is given in English. Possibility to carry out part of the studies in other European countries is ensured by collaboration with other toxicology and/or environmental health programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Common seminars in ToxEn programme
  • Exposure assessment
  • Information Skills and Basics in Legislation of Toxicology
  • Organ toxicology and Toxicopathology
  • Toxicological and Environmental risk assessement and risk communication
  • Toxicology of compounds
  • Toxicity testing
  • Regulatory Toxicology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

This programme is designed to give the higher university degree (MSc) to students who already have accomplished a lower university degree (BSc) in a relevant field of science (for example medicine, biology, biosciences, dentistry, animal physiology, pharmacy, biochemistry, chemistry).

Necessary background for applying for the degree programme includes fundamentals in human anatomy and physiology, mathematics, physics and chemistry and also a basic course of 4-10 credits in toxicology/pharmacology. Good skills in both written and spoken English are necessary, because all teaching is given in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year 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.

Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state are liable to pay the tuition fee. 80 percent of non EU/EEA students are granted a scholarship.

Living costs for Kuopio

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state*  are liable to pay the tuition fee of 15 000 € per academic year. The University of Eastern Finland offers scholarships for non-EU/EEA students. 80 percent of non EU/EEA students in General Toxicology programme are granted a scholarship in the form of a tuition fee waiver. Scholarships cover either the full tuition fee (15 000 €) or 80 percent of it (12 000 €). Decisions on the scholarships are made on the basis of academic merits of applicants.

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