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Toxicological Sciences
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MSc
Toxicological Sciences

Postgraduate course
Health

Develop advanced laboratory research skills in the field of toxicology, and learn how to analyse and present scientific information.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus

Your Course

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You will have access to our microbiology labs, which contain state of the art laboratory equipment, enabling you to interact and gain a thorough grounding in your subject.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second 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 second 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. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second 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 second 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. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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MODULES & LEARNING

Develop your ability to discuss and evaluate current research in biomedical sciences, and to relate this both to the theoretical basis of the subject and to the methodologies used to generate the data.

Gain a grounding in the different approaches to research, including quantitatative and qualitative data collection methods, allowing you to plan your own research and more.

Develop a greater understanding of analytical methods, along with how they can be optimised and assessed. You will also gain practical experience in the development of these skills.

Develop your understanding of the core principles of toxicology and an appreciation of current research in the area by preparing your own portfolio and by critically evaluating other laboratory-based techniques.

Undertake an independent research project within the remit of expertise of our course team.

Understand immunological disease and disorders, transplantation immunology, prophylaxis and immunotherapy.

Further explore selected aspects of toxicology and its applications leading to the development of a narrative review.

You will spend over 200 hours of our course making good use of our biomedical science laboratories, working on specific research projects that are of interest to you and that align with our expertise. We will give you access to Class 2 microbiology facilities, along with cell culture and micro-electric fabrication equipment. With our new biomedical sciences research laboratory (opened in 2013), you will be able to conduct project work in a dedicated research environment and will benefit from an enhanced range of equipment.

You'll have your own tutor to support you in your specialist project areas, and will also have time work collaboratively with other research areas to enhance your overall outlook. Guest lectures from industry professionals will provide you with a valuable insight into the research methods currently used in practice.
  • Gomez Escalada
    Dr Margarita Gomez Escalada Dr Margarita Gomez Escalada
    Senior Lecturer

    Our courses are heavily research orientated - we teach research methods, laboratory techniques and we have a big research project. We train our students to become research scientists.

    Margarita recently produced internationally-recognised research treating acne with herbal compounds. Working with a student, she discovered that an extract of thyme was more effective than traditional chemical-based creams.
  • MSc Toxicological Sciences - Dr Andrew Paterson, Course Leader

FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £6100. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £12500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.
  • Biomedical Research Laboratory

    Facilities

    Biomedical Research Laboratory

    The latest scientific testing equipment lets you put your learning into practice and break new ground in biomedical research.

  • Library

    Facilities

    Library

    Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Biomedical Sciences Laboratories

    Facilities

    Biomedical Sciences Laboratories

    Housing state-of-the-art IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, cutting edge facilities for our students including walk-in cold rooms.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities

    Facilities

    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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