Master's Programme in Toxicology
2 years. The language of instruction is English.
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 studies in toxicology or work in risk/safety assessment-related areas in the public sector or industry.
- Programme presentation
The Master's Programme in Toxicology has been offered every second year since 1976 and was one of the first toxicology programmes world-wide. The programme is still 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, and collaborates with pharmaceutical and chemical industry, national authorities (for example the Swedish Chemicals Agency and the Swedish National Food Administration) 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, biochemical and molecular toxicological methods, mechanisms of toxicity and mode of action, toxicity testing, laboratory animal science, histopathology, statistics, epidemiology, and health risk assessment. 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 research or risk/safety assessment by taking elective and/or project courses.
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.
Instructions for the selection process and documents that must be submitted will be published here before the online application opens.
- Start of programme
Introductory week late August. Lectures start early September 2014.
Master of Science (120 credits) in Medical Science
- 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 2014
- Full time (100%), Lecturing in daytime
- Study places
- Application code
- Study location
- 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 or biotechnology.
Proficiency in the English language should be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL: internet based (iBT) with a total score of at least 90 and minimum score of 20 on written test, paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 on written test, or IELTS (academic) with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5; or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English B at Swedish upper secondary school.
- Application deadline
The online application opens 16 October 2013.
Apply at universityadmissions.se
- Application fee
- 900 SEK
- Total amount
- 400 000 SEK
- First instalment
- 100 000 SEK
Application and tuition 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.
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