Master's programme in toxicology
Welcome to this site where we hope that you, as a prospective or just accepted student, will find more useful information about the Master's program in toxicology.
What is the typical background of a Tox master student?
The specific entry requirements state that 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, biotechnology, or the equivalent is needed for being eligible for starting the program.
As you can see below, Tox master students usually have a very diverse background in what their previous studies were focused on (data from 2010-2018). This is something that we think is a strength and that we are trying to take advantage of throughout the program. The most common is to have a Bachelor in Pharmaceutical sciences or Biomedicine. The subject "Other" includes everything from Environmental Toxicology to Forensic science.
Highlights during the program
Travels and study visits during the program
During the programme you will visit different authorities and research institutes, but the most popular visits usually are the 2-day kick-off in the Stockholm archipelago at the beginning of the program and the visit to JRC outside Milan, Italy during the last semester.
Stockholm archipelago - Finnhamn
More text coming soon!
Joint Research Center at Ispra, Italy
List of past Master thesis projects
Toxicology is a broad subject which allows for you to choose your Master thesis project based on your interest(s)! Thanks to Karolinska Institutet's good reputation and agreements with specific universities, the project can be performed all over the world. Below is a list of some of the projects performed during 2018. A more complete list of projects can be found here►.
A systematic in vitro lung health risk and toxicity assessment for electronic cigarettes using ALI-3D models
Data extraction and Benchmark Dose Modeling of mycotoxin toxicity data in farm animals
|EFSA & University of Parma, Italy|
Development of a novel 3D hepatic culture system for assessment of hepatotoxicity induced by gold nanoparticles
|Trinity College Dublin, Irland|
Evaluation of human hepatic spheroids as an in vitro model for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
Evidence-based evaluation of endocrine-disrupting properties, based on European Commission’s scientific criteria:
|Karolinska Institutet & Swedish Chemicals Agency|
Metabolic impact of a low-dose mixture of common pollutants in female mice: intestinal outcome of a one-generationstudy
PBTK modelling of PFOS and PFOA with parameterization using machine learning approaches
Role of mast cell mediators in the early allergic reaction in a novel house dust mite guinea pig model of asthma
Setup of an early screening assay for toxicity using high-content imaging of markers for drug-induced oxidative stress in HepG2 cells
Synergistic cytotoxic effects of MTH1 inhibitor (TH1579) in combination with mitotic inhibitors (vincristine or vinblastine) in prostate cancer cells
What happens with the Tox master students after graduation?
The programme is designed to provide 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. Below is an overview of what students from the 5 last classes (2010-2018) were doing up to 6 months after graduation. Students working as a research assistant usually do so for 6-12 months in the same lab where they performed their Master thesis. Some of these students later become PhD students or get a position in industry or at a regulatory agency.
Below are some portaits of past Tox master students. Coming soon!
European Registered Toxicologist (ERT)
What is it and how to get it! Coming soon!
More information can be found at the Eurotox ERT site here ►
Digital ambassadors and Tox student bloggers
Current and previous:
Jiehyun Choi from the Netherlands
Jennifer Tsai from USA
Jessica De Loma from Spain
Radek Gora from Poland
Yitian Zhou from China