Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology

This course provides students with an appreciation of the underlying principles of how chemicals adversely affect living organisms. This includes identifying mechanisms through to hazard assessment, and understanding effects on human health. We also emphasise practical experience through the use of cutting-edge techniques in research laboratories. After finishing this course students will be ready to enter consultancy or industry or to progress to PhD study.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants with a lower 2nd Class (or equivalent) can be considered if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work). Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules on offer include: Biological effects of air pollution and climate change; chemical risk assessment; consequences of toxic effects; contaminated land and remediation; diseases of the brain; environmental sampling and analysis for trace organics; molecular basis of cancer; safety and environmental impact assessment: an industrial perspective; toxicological mechanisms and measurements.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework, presentations, and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,880 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 593795