MSc in Toxicology

Master of Science in Toxicology

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This is a one-year postgraduate degree programme leading to the award of Master of Science in Toxicology. This programme is open to suitably qualified holders of honours degrees in science currently working in the pharmaceutical or biomedical industries who wish to upgrade their skills to master’s level or to newly qualified science graduates who wish to specialise in toxicology.

The course is offered full-time over one academic year. Modules are delivered in the form of lectures, tutorials and practical classes with the support of the Virtual Learning Environment ‘Moodle’. Assessment involves a combination of written examinations held at the end of each semester, ongoing practical/project work and reports.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a first or a second-class honours degree (either 2.1 or 2.2) in a science related area (for example food science, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, sports science, molecular biology, pharmacology, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine). Appropriate experience may also be required depending upon the degree qualifications. 

Non-EU nationals must provide evidence of ability to follow classes in English (IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 or 213 C.B.T, 110 iBT or equivalent). Applicants may be required to attend AIT for an interview.

Skype interview may be arranged for international students.

Modules

Students may join the ‘Applied Toxicology’ stream or the ‘Food & Drug Toxicology’ stream. Details of the modules offered in each stream are shown below.

 

Applied Toxicology Option

Food & Drug Toxicology Option

Semester

Nanotoxicology

Nanotoxicology

1

Applied Pharmacology

Applied Pharmacology

1

Toxicology Testing Methods

Toxicology Testing Methods

1

Analytical Toxicology

Analytical Toxicology

1

Biochemical Toxicology

Biochemical Toxicology

1

Molecular & Reproductive Toxicology

Food Toxicology

1

Law and Regulation in Toxicology

Law and Regulation in Toxicology

2

Environmental Toxicology

Environmental Toxicology

2

Target Organ Toxicity

Materials & Medical Device Toxicology

2

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Advanced Drug Toxicology

2

Practical Toxicology

Advanced Food Toxicology

2

Project

Project

3

Materials and Medical Device Toxicology (option)

Innovation & Entrepreneurship (option)

2

Progression

Past graduates have carried out PhD studies at AIT and elsewhere.

Potential areas of employment include governmental regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical industry, and academia. 

Professional Recognition

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme can expect to gain employment in research and development and at managerial and supervisory level in industry, particularly the medical devices sector, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and agrochemicals and in contract toxicology testing organisations. Graduates of this programme have also obtained positions in regulatory affairs, contract testing laboratories, health and safety departments, as well as progressing to complete PhD programmes.

Additional Information

Fees for 2012/13

€6,820 (EU)

€10,000 (non-EU) 

For further information

Dr Don Faller

Head of Department of Life and Physical Science

Email dfaller@ait.ie