Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology are disciplines that underpin a vast array of services. There is a recognised shortage of qualified scientists in such areas; a fact highlighted both by academic societies and industry.
This MSc provides you with an appreciation of the underlying principles of how chemicals adversely affect living organisms. This includes appreciating the diverse applications of toxicology, from identifying mechanisms through to hazard assessment, and understanding the effects on human health, in terms of biotransformation, mutation and neurological impairments.
We also emphasise practical experience gained through the use of cutting-edge techniques in research laboratories. You will also learn general scientific skills in hypotheses testing, problem solving, dealing with scientific literature, and experimental design and rigour.
At the end of this programme you will be ready to enter consultancy or industry or to progress to PhD study.
- Dissertation Project
- Toxicological Mechanisms and Measurements
- Consequences of Toxic Effects
- Four optional modules from a selection of Biological, Environmental and Geographical modules (subject to change)