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Course Content

Course content

Develop advanced laboratory research skills to progress your career in the field of toxicology. You will work with experts from our new Centre for Biomedical Science Research to enhance your understanding of the interaction of toxins with molecular, cellular and organ targets and also the role of the immune system in responses to toxins.

You will scrutinise the specific tests employed in both research and industry, such as toxicological screening programmes used by pharmaceutical and medical companies, and you will analyse scientific literature and present scientific information to improve your presentation and communication skills. You will also carry out a research project chosen from a range of subject areas.

You will spend more than 200 hours in our biomedical laboratories, where you will have access to cell culture facilities and be able to practise the very latest molecular toxicology techniques. 

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008

Course Benefits

You will spend over 200 hours of our course making good use of our biomedical science laboratories, working on specific research projects that are of interest to you and that align with our expertise. We will give you access to Class 2 microbiology facilities, along with cell culture and micro-electric fabrication equipment. With our new biomedical sciences research laboratory (opened in 2013), you will be able to conduct project work in a dedicated research environment and will benefit from an enhanced range of equipment.

You'll have your own tutor to support you in your specialist project areas, and will also have time work collaboratively with other research areas to enhance your overall outlook. Guest lectures from industry professionals will provide you with a valuable insight into the research methods currently used in practice.

Core modules

  • Contemporary Research In Biomedical Science
  • Advanced Professional Practice & Research
  • Bio-analytical Techniques
  • Cellular Toxicology
  • Research Project
  • Mechanisms & Molecular Aspects of Immunopathology
  • Molecular Toxicology

Job Prospects

You will be able to enter a wide range of careers, from working in scientific laboratories in pharmaceutical companies to developing further investigative and innovative research. Our course will provide the expertise you require to secure employment in laboratories in commercial industries such as food manufacturing or chemical facilities, where you will utilise your research and lab skills.


Visit the Toxicological Sciences - MSc page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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