Toxicology relates to many aspects of our everyday activities, so a career in this field promises to provide a variety of opportunities aimed at improving the standard of life and the environment.
We offer two Masters degrees in Toxicology:
Molecular Toxicology - A multi-disciplinary science
Toxicology is an expanding field with good career prospects. The MRes is a 1-year full time programme (commencing in late September) that provides a research-orientated extension of a molecular biology background into the subject of molecular mechanistic toxicology.
We strive to provide a lively, highly interactive teaching and research environment. Training is provided by members of Academia, Industry, Hospitals and Government Institutes.
MRes Molecular Mechanistic Toxicology brochure (PDF 203Kb)
Dr Nik Hodges, Course Tutor MRes Molecular Mechanistic Toxicology
"Understanding the molecular bases by which toxic chemicals disrupt cellular function to cause disease such as cancer is an important scientific challenge that can only be addressed using a multidisciplinary approach."
Toxicology Research at Birmingham
The programme is coordinated by the School of Biosciences, which is recognised internationally as a major centre for both teaching and research in toxicology.
Specific areas of active research include:
- Mechanisms of cell toxicity
- Cellular proliferation and differentiation
- Environmental genomics
- Molecular biomarkers of genotoxicity and stress responses.
- Non-genotoxic carcinogens and intercellular communication
- Role of environmental and genetic factors in neurological disease