Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Toxicological Sciences

Students develop advanced laboratory research skills to progress their career in the field of toxicology. Students enhance their understanding of the interaction of toxins with molecular targets, target organ toxicity, and the role of the immune system in the response to toxins. Students learn about specific tests used in both research and industry, such as toxicological screening programmes used by drug and medical companies. Students develop their ability to analyse scientific literature and how to present scientific information, improving their presentation and communication skills. Students have access to a variety of research projects which align with the expertise of our staff, including toxicity testing using cell culture methods and developing smart bandages for wound care.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of biomedical science; microbiology; molecular biology; biochemistry; physiology; pharmacology; or a clinically orientated course that contains a substantial biomedical science component, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Leeds LS1 3HE Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 812 3113