This programme acts as a conversion course taking students at entry from a variety of backgrounds and giving them new skills to enable them to move into research and employment in a number of disciplines.
Specific programme aims The MSc in Toxicology programme aims to:
provide a broad, modern training in theoretical and practical aspects of fundamental and applied toxicology prepare individuals to collate, interpret and communicate toxicological information provide an opportunity to study at the cutting edge of research in a chosen specialist field of toxicology develop student awareness of the importance of toxicology to industry, health, the environment and society For information about course structure and modules see 'Course structure'.
Skills gained As well as specialist disciplinary knowledge, graduates of the MSc Toxicology programme will also acquire many transferable skills such as research methods, the ability to collate and interpret data, communication and interpersonal skills, which will all provide an appropriate grounding for employment or further study.
Careers Toxicology relates to many aspects of our everyday activities, so a career in this field promises to provide a variety of opportunities aimed at improving the standard of life and the environment. Career opportunities are excellent, as even in times of economic hardship toxicology remains a necessary and important area for funding.