Masters | Postgraduate Course - Toxicology MSc Course Details within University of East London

UEL Stratford Campus
Tel:0208 223 4163
Course Fees
UK/EU: Full-time 2015/16: £8,000 Part-time 2015/16: £1,333 per 30 credit module International Students: Full-time 2015/16: £11,700 Part-time 2015/16: £1,950 per 30 credit module
Start Month(s)
January and September
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Applicant Enquiries Team
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Toxicology MSc

Study Details

MSc Full time, Part time

This programme has been designed for students wishing to make a career in the pharmaceutical industry, medical and academic, forensic science or any field where a knowledge of toxicology is desirable. The programme offers a mix of traditional toxicology, with an introduction to the cutting edge of research at the molecular level. 

Key Facts

The programme offers experienced students, and those new to toxicology, the chance to develop at their own rate

Why Choose Us?

This modular programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound knowledge of both practical and theoretical aspects of the specialist area of Toxicology, and the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research in this field, or to work in regulatory toxicology and the pharmaceutical industry.

Module details

Topics include the factors that influence toxicity, the biochemical mechanisms which determine toxicity, Carcinogenesis, Toxicokinetics, and genetic factors which influence toxicity. The programme also includes the study of various specialisations within toxicology, such as clinical toxicology, drugs of abuse, toxicity testing, target organ toxicity, as well as the social and economic aspects of toxicology and regulatory toxicology. Students will also acquire knowledge of research methods, addressing the underlying principles of research planning and design, data collection methods, statistical and computer analysis, and communication skills.


  • Toxicology 
  • Applied Toxicology 
  • Research Skills
  • Research Project
  • Optional modules
  • Biology of Disease 1
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Immunology 
  • Medical Microbiology – Control
  • Medical Microbiology – Pathogenesis.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:2 with honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc)  from the UK, taught in English in a relevant subject area. 

Please note you would usually be expected to have at least a Grade C in English and Maths GCSE. Most programmes also accept Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number and Communication as equivalent to GCSE Maths and English.

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team is able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

Please note you would usually be expected to have at least a Grade C in English and Maths GCSE.

Most programmes also accept Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number and Communication as equivalent to GCSE Maths and English.

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Programme Assessment

Knowledge will be assessed by; interim reports and final oral examination; and tutorials with University and work-based supervisors;

Practical skills are assessed by reports from work-based supervisors.

Skills for life and work (general skills) are assessed by; laboratory practical/ coursework (in the taught core course modules emphasis will be given to work-based coursework); coursework reports; and reports from work-based supervisors.

Student Destinations

Most graduates would be expected to pursue research careers in the pharmaceutical industry, the National Health Service or Health Protection Agency, in environmental monitoring, or in academic research in Universities, or with research institutes. Many students go on to laboratory-based careers, but there are also careers in areas such as scientific sales and management, and clinical data management. This degree can also be utilised by those students who have less specific career aspirations but enjoy the challenge of scientific study at this advanced level.

Whoever you are, whatever your background, we want to help you make the most of your time at UEL and ensure that your course will help lead you to where you want to go. UEL's dedicated Employability and Enterprise Team (EET) is on hand to support you throughout your studies and beyond. Not only should your course help lead you to the job you want, but also the skills and experience you gain along the way can prove invaluable both in starting and developing your career.