Master's Programme in Toxicology

  • 120 credits
  • 2 years
  • Start of programme: Introductory week in late August. Lectures starts 28 August 2017.  
  • Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Medical Science  

The Master's Programme in Toxicology gives students an in-depth knowledge of the broad and interdisciplinary toxicological field. The programme prepares students for either a research or professional career and provides a solid platform for doctoral education in toxicology or employment in risk/safety assessment-related areas in the public sector or in industry.

Programme presentation

The Master's Programme in Toxicology was one of the first toxicology programmes in the world. The programme is unique in its two-year cohesive focus on toxicology and human health. The programme utilises its close connection to high-quality research and risk assessment work at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) - the main centre for education and training in toxicology and health risk assessment in Sweden. The programme also collaborates with pharmaceutical and chemical industries, national authorities such as the Swedish Chemicals Agency, the Swedish National Food Administration, Swetox and the Swedish Poison Information Centre, as well as with scientists at other departments both within and outside KI.

The programme includes principles in toxicology, toxicokinetics, target organ toxicity, toxicological research methods, mechanisms of toxicity and mode of action, regulatory toxicity testing, laboratory animal science, alternative methods to animal testing, histopathology, statistics, epidemiology, health risk assessment and global toxicology in a sustainable society. This first part of the programme provides students with a general, advanced toxicological grounding, upon which they then base a personal line of inquiry to probe more deeply into experimental toxicology or risk/safety assessment by taking elective and project courses.

Programme website

Read more on how the Master's Programme in Toxicology is structured today. Please note that this might be subject to changes.

Career opportunities

The programme provides a solid foundation for a career in toxicology as either a doctoral researcher or a risk/safety assessor in the public or private sector in Sweden or abroad.

Autumn 2017

  • Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 16 January 2017
  • Application code: KI-D1006

Application

The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden. The online application opens 18 October 2016.

Apply at universityadmissions.se

Documentation requirements

Applicants with foreign academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements for master’s applicants at universityadmissions.se

Applicants with Swedish academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements at antagning.se

Specific entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine, nutrition or biotechnology. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6/English B.

Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6/English B at Swedish upper secondary school.

Please read the information at universityadmissions.se on how to document your English language proficiency.

Selection

The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Applicants to Karolinska Institutet´s Global Master´s programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process.

Fees

If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. For further details: universityadmissions.se.

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

Total amount: 400 000 SEK
First instalment: 100 000 SEK
Payment of fees
Scholarships

Application process

Read more on entry requirements, documentation requirements and the selection process at Admissions to Global Master's Programmes.

Contact

For information on the application process please contact the Admissions Office at Karolinska Institutet, admissions@ki.se

For more information about the programme and its outline, please contact Programme Director Annika Hanberg , annika.hanberg@ki.se

Master's programme in Toxicology

The Global Master's Programme in Toxicology is unique in its cohesive focus on toxicology and health, and one of the oldest and most well-proven toxicology programmes in the world.

Jessica de Loma - toxicology student

Hear what it is like to be a student at Karolinska Institutet in the Toxicology programme, from our own Digital Ambassador Jessica, from Spain.