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Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13) Medicine (26)

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The MSc in Regulatory Affairs & Toxicology at UCD is a graduate programme that delves into the fascinating fields of toxicology and regulatory affairs. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical training, this programme equips students with the skills needed to understand the impact of substances on humans, animals, plants, and the environment. With a focus on industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics, graduates are prepared for careers in highly regulated sectors. The programme also offers the opportunity for professional accreditation as a registered toxicologist. Join us at UCD and become an expert in this ever-evolving field.

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Toxicology is the study of how man-made and naturally occurring substances can have adverse effects on humans, animals, plants, and the environment, and how these effects can be minimised or avoided. Regulatory Affairs is a closely related field that focuses on applying toxicology for the protection of public health in the areas of human medicines, medical devices, biotechnologies, foods, agrichemicals and cosmetics. These courses explore the important role of toxicology in modern society with particular focus on the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries.

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Entry Requirements

The UCD MSc in Toxicology and Regulatory Affairs is designed to accommodate applicants who have successfully completed a four year primary degree programme (minimum of a 2.1 honours or equivalent) in a biological or chemical science. This includes a BSc in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry or an equivalent qualification.

An English Language qualification, which includes a minimum score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Other evidence of proficiency in English may be accepted such as the Cambridge Certificate, TOEFL or Pearson’s Test of English.




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