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MScToxicology

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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birmingham.ac.uk/..ciences/toxicology.aspx 

Overview

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.

Programme structure

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

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.

Career opportunities

The success rate of students on the MSc in Toxicology programme is approximately 95% and the career opportunities are excellent. Even in times of economic hardship toxicology remains a necessary and important area for funding. The current concern over environmental safety adds to these opportunities.

Those completing the programme in recent years have been employed, for example, in:

The pharmaceutical industries
Contract research laboratories
Government bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive, Health Protection Agency, Food Standards Agency
NHS Poisons Units
Water research establishments in pollution control
Hospital and research laboratories

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Pre-deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States