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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc, Other

  • Course Fees

    No tuition fee for EU/ETA nationals.

    For non EU/ETA nationals, please visit: - website

  • Last Updated

    09 October 2019

Toxicology is an applied science which has inputs from many scientific disciplines e.g. molecular biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and epidemiology. The programme in general toxicology provides its students with the basic scientific knowledge and professional skills to carry out human chemical risk assessment. There is a great demand for toxicologists because so many chemicals and products of the biotechnology industry are awaiting risk assessments. The programme also provides a solid background for any student wishing to pursue PhD studies in toxicology and related sciences.


There is a clear shortage of toxicologists capable of making chemical risk assessments in humans, and our program aims to partly answer this need. The program has been planned to allow its graduates to become competent human chemical risk assessors. The program clarifies the EU directives which are the basis for toxicological risk assessment as well as acknowledging the recent attempts at global harmonization of the categorization of all chemicals (new chemicals, medicines, cosmetics). 

Teaching in our program is based on the very latest scientific knowledge in human toxicology and the scientific consensus about what kind of knowledge is needed for human risk assessment in the drug and chemical fields. In addition, Finnish national and EU-level legislation and regulations in risk assessment are taken into account in the curriculum. 

Visit the MDP in General Toxicology page on the University of Eastern Finland website for more details!




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