You will scrutinise the specific tests employed in both research and industry, such as toxicological screening programmes used by pharmaceutical and medical companies, and you will analyse scientific literature and present scientific information to improve your presentation and communication skills. You will also carry out a research project chosen from a range of subject areas.
You will spend more than 200 hours in our biomedical laboratories, where you will have access to cell culture facilities and be able to practise the very latest molecular toxicology techniques.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008
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.
MSc Toxicological Sciences
I acquired a wide range of lab skills through the practical sessions on my course, and I was able to further develop on my communication and presentation capabilities which really helped with my confidence. I’m now training to become a project manager, and it's so rewarding being involved in medical treatments that are helping to improve patients’ quality of life.
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.
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.
Fees & funding
Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.
Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.
Apply directly to us via our online application site *.
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