Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Toxicology and Risk Assessment MSc

This 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.

Entry requirements

A UK 1st or 2nd 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 3rd 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; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: ILETS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); TOEFL paper-based test 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with a minimum of 20 in reading, listening, speaking and writing); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all subscores); or BrunELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Course modules

Core modules include: priority pollutants and human health effects; essentials in ecotoxicology; designing, analysing and interpreting (eco) toxicological studies; current practice in chemical risk assessment; chemical regulation and legislation in the EU; carcinogens and mutagens; dissertation. Optional modules include: mixtures toxicology and cumulative risk assessment; reproductive toxicology and endocrine disruption; computational toxicology (modelling and predicting toxicity).

Assessment methods

The programme includes a variety of assessment methods ranging from formal written examinations, individual and group coursework assignments, oral presentations and poster presentations. In addition to summative assessment, all modules include various forms of self, peer and formative assessment.

Sponsorship information

Scholarship scheme is available for this MSc course: The Queen's Anniversary Prize Scholarships (6 x £3,000 fee waivers)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (England) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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