Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology

Environmental and biochemical toxicology underpins a vast array of services. This MSc provides you 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 you 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). 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,830 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,880 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,415 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

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