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  Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (ECT+)


University of Bordeaux    Masters Programs

Full time See Course MSc, Other, Erasmus Mundus 2 years full time
Biological Sciences (4) Chemistry (6) Environmental Sciences (13)

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The Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (ECT+) programme is an exciting international Master's programme that offers in-depth training in ecotoxicology, toxicology, and environmental chemistry. This multidisciplinary programme focuses on understanding the interactions between chemical pollution, the contamination of living organisms, and ecosystem disturbances. With a strong emphasis on practical components, students gain advanced knowledge in areas such as analytical and environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, and environmental policies. One of the unique features of this programme is the opportunity for student mobility, allowing students to study at three out of the six partner universities. Graduates are well-equipped for leadership roles in research, environmental protection, chemical industries, and more.

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Needs Analysis

We do not know enough about the potential toxicity of the existing chemicals or the thousands of new ones being annually produced: we cannot test their toxicity to all species and thus effects of chemicals thought to be safe are constantly surprising us (i.e., endocrine disruptors, microplastics, nanoparticles etc.). In the last two decades, pioneering ecosystem health approaches were applied on the basis of physicochemical, biological and ecological parameters indicative of ecosystem welfare/harm. Despide of the great conceptual difficulty to cover the journey between values of individual parameters and the integrative measure of ecosystem health, the conceptual framework that integrates Environmental Contamination and Toxicology provides concepts and methods that, establishing cause-effect relationships with reasonable certainty, may be useful to interpret cost/effective data indicative of the ecosystem health status, exactly like biomarkers and bioassays are currently used in biomedical research and medical practice.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent from an European or third country university in the fields of engineering, geosciences, oceanography, biosciences, veterinary, health sciences, chemistry, or environmental sciences.

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