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Masters degrees in Toxicology equip postgraduates with the skills to identify the source, nature and characteristics of toxic substances, poisons and chemical agents, exploring their effects on the tissues and systems in the human body. These include man-made and organic substances.
Related subjects include Medical Toxicology and Forensic Toxicology. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering.
If you study a Masters in Toxicology, you’ll learn about the nature and mechanism of adverse effects of chemicals found in industry, the household, agriculture and medicine, as well as those that occur naturally in the environment.
Courses cover the molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity, as well as risk assessment across various practices. Training may include a range of laboratory-based investigations, as well as bioinformatics and computational biology to predict the metabolism and toxicity of different substances.
You could explore toxic substances ranging from agricultural chemicals like pesticides, to domestic substances such as detergents. You may also examine Toxicology in a clinical context, including the misuse of pharmaceuticals and other drugs.
Typical roles include regulatory and risk assessment roles across agriculture, industry, retail and clinical practice. You might also embark on a career in policy-making on behalf of governing bodies.
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Our Toxicology MSc is designed to meet the future needs of the sector, with contributions by international toxicology experts. The School of Biosciences is internationally recognised as a major centre for toxicology, offering integrated research-led teaching within a highly interactive teaching environment. Read more
This course has three exit qualifications. Please follow the links below for further information. Medical Toxicology MSc. https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/medical-toxicology-msc-part-time Medical Toxicology PGDip. Read more
This course provides postgraduate education in Forensic Science with a further specialisation in Forensic Toxicology. Forensic Science involves the use of scientific techniques and principles to address questions of interest to a court of law. Read more
This course is designed for Scientists and Engineers who wish to develop their skills in drug analysis and toxicology. You will benefit from the use of modern analytical equipment, and a real insight into the latest developments and challenges facing the industry. Read more
This course will enable you to gain a strong background in the theory of analytical and forensic techniques and how to apply them to complex problems such as those encountered at crime scenes. Read more
Aberdeen presents a great opportunity to undertake medical research across wide ranging discipline areas which include; Bioinformatics, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Applied Statistics, Drug Metabolism and Toxicology, Pharmacology, Reproductive Biology and Cardiovascular Health and Disease. Read more
The Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics MSc is a dynamic master’s programme, allowing you to gain hands-on experience as you delve into present-day medical understanding and try to create real advances in disease treatment and prevention. Read more
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).