Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology MSc
Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology are disciplines that underpin a vast array of services. There is a recognised shortage of qualified scientists in such areas; a fact highlighted both by academic societies and industry.
This MSc provides you with an appreciation of the underlying principles of how chemicals adversely affect living organisms. This includes appreciating the diverse applications of toxicology, from identifying mechanisms through to hazard assessment, and understanding the effects on human health, in terms of biotransformation, mutation and neurological impairments.
We also emphasise practical experience gained through the use of cutting-edge techniques in research laboratories. You will also learn general scientific skills in hypotheses testing, problem solving, dealing with scientific literature, and experimental design and rigour.
After finishing this course you will be ready to enter consultancy or industry or to progress to PhD study.
Core modules:Consequences of Toxic EffectsDissertation ProjectToxicological Mechanisms and Measurements
Four optional modules from the following (subject to change)Behaviour of Pollutants in the EnvironmentBiological Effects of Air Pollution and Climate ChangeCell Biology Research SkillsChemical Risk AssessmentClinical TrialsContaminated Land and RemediationData Analysis and InterpretationData Assimilation and IntegrationDisaster ManagementDisease of the BrainDrug Development (from concept to clinic)Environmental EpidemiologyEnvironmental RadioactivityEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace OrganicsEnvironmental ToxicologyFundamental Research SkillsGenomics - technologies and analyses of its dataImmunologyMicrobes and DiseaseModels of Disease and AgeingMolecular Basis of CancerMolecular Biology Research SkillsNumerical SkillsPollution MicrobiologyPrinciples of EpidemiologySafety and Environmental Impact Assessment: an Industrial Perspective
- Biological Science : PhD
- Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation : MSc
- Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation : PGCert
- Data Science for the Environment : MSc
- Ecology (by research) : MSc
- Ecology and Conservation : MSc
- Ecology and Conservation : PGCert
- Energy and the Environment : MSc
- Environment and Development : MSc
- Environment and Development : PGCert
- Environment and Development : MA
- Environmental Management and Consultancy : MA
- Environmental Science : PhD
- Environmental Science (by research) : MSc (research)
- Environmental Science and Technology : MSc
- Environmental Science and Technology : PGCert
- Geography : PhD
- Nuclear Science & Engineering : PGCert
- Plant Sciences (by research) : MSc (research)
- Resource and Environmental Management : MSc
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security : MSc
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security : PGCert
- Sustainable Water Management : MSc
- Sustainable Water Management : PGCert
- Volcanology and Geological Hazards : MSc
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For Entry: 2015
Director of Studies: Professor Frank Martin.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements: Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: Coursework, presentations, examinations and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult www.lancs.ac.uk/pgfunding/
Duration: Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
Phone: +44 (0)1524 510257
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook