University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Toxicology

Students learn about the nature and mechanism of adverse effects of chemicals such as those found in industry, in the household, in agriculture, in medicine and those that occur naturally in the environment; particular emphasis is given to molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity and to risk assessment.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiology or a related discipline; alternatively, applicants may be qualified in medicine or veterinary science; graduates without Honours but with at least 2 years' approved postgraduate experience may also be considered; English language requirements may apply for international students.

Course modules

The programme comprises 4 taught modules: metabolism and excretion of xenobiotics; pharmacological, forensic and clinical aspects of toxicology; molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity and carcinogenesis; toxicology in practice-safety assessment in industry and the environment; plus a skills module, a synoptic module and a research project.

Assessment methods

A combination of examinations, course work and a written dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC); European Social Fund (ESF); Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,370 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,370 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,370 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,370 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,370 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,655 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,655 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,655 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,655 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,655 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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