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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Biological Sciences (4) Medicine (26)

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The MSc in Toxicology at the University of Birmingham is a comprehensive programme designed to meet the future needs of the sector. Taught by international toxicology experts, this course provides vocational training in the theoretical, clinical, and laboratory aspects of toxicology. You will learn about the adverse effects of chemicals found in various industries, households, agriculture, medicine, and the environment. With a focus on molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity and risk assessment, this programme offers a broad and modern training in toxicology. Entry requirements include a good second-class Honours degree or equivalent in relevant subjects or two years of approved postgraduate experience. The programme boasts excellent career opportunities and a high success rate, with many graduates going on to work in pharmaceutical industries, contract research laboratories, government bodies, and more.

About the course

Here at Birmingham we are home to the only Toxicology MSc course in the UK. The School of Biosciences is internationally recognised as a major centre for toxicology, offering integrated research-led teaching within a highly interactive teaching environment.

This programme provides vocational training in the theoretical, clinical and laboratory aspects of toxicology.

You will learn about the nature and mechanism of adverse effects of chemicals such as those found in industry, in the household, in agriculture, in medicine and those that occur naturally in the environment. We give particular emphasis to molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity and to risk assessment.

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Entry Requirements

A good second class Honours degree, or equivalent for EU/overseas degrees, in Biochemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Zoology/Animal Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Physiology, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Medical Science. Graduates not fully meeting the criteria but with at least two years approved postgraduate experience may also be considered.


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