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Toxicology and Risk Assessment MSc

Course Description

Toxicology and Risk Assessment Masters course caters for the current global need for toxicologists and ecotoxicologists who are competent in conducting hazard and risk evaluation of chemical substances.

The course is designed to train students for a career as registered toxicologists. It is suitable for graduates interested in obtaining a qualification in human and environmental health as well as students already in full time employment working for industry, contract laboratories or government agencies, who require either formal qualifications or intend to revalidate their qualifications in toxicology. This will contribute to their continuing professional development (CPD) and towards the requirements for the UK Register of Toxicologists.

We also offer some of the MSc modules as stand alone CPD courses.
Scholarship scheme is available for this MSc course

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize Scholarships (6 x £3,000 fee waivers)


The course aims at providing students with an advanced, multi-disciplinary and current understanding of the effects of chemicals on human and environmental health and the consequent impact on chemical risk assessment and regulation. The course has been specifically designed to equip students with the skills to critically evaluate and understand chemical hazards, as well as making informed decisions in terms of potential health risks for both humans and wildlife.

About the Institute for the Environment

During your MSc you will be based in the Institute for the Environment (IfE). IfE is a rapidly expanding research centre housing a strong team of leading experts held in high international regard in their respective fields. In 2011, IfE's research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Visit the Toxicology and Risk Assessment MSc page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a relevant scientific discipline such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental sciences or other life-sciences-related disciplines.Applicants with a third class honours degree or other qualifications will be considered if supported by science A-level (or equivalent) and relevant work experience. Such applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £7,000 full-time; £3,500 part-time . International students: £16,500 full-time; £8,250 part-time

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