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Toxicology and Environmental Health

Universiteit Utrecht

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In the Master's in Toxicology and Environmental Health you gain knowledge and skills in the recognition and evaluation of human or animal exposure to potentially hazardous factors in the environment.


The Master's programme in Toxicology and Environmental Health deals with the health risks of exposure to potentially harmful agents in the environment, in the workplace and through the food chain. Possible effects on ecosystems are also examined.This two year research programme is comprised of theoretical courses, a major and minor research project to gain practical skills, and the writing of a final Master's thesis. This programme is organised by the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), an inter-faculty institute of Utrecht University; for your research projects it is therefore possible to work within one of the divisions of IRAS. Your minor project may also be carried out at an institute outside Utrecht University or abroad; or depending upon the career you find most appealing, you may replace your minor research project with a professional profile, including Management, Communication & Education, or Drug Regulatory Sciences. Graduates of the programme are prepared for further PhD studies in fundamental or applied research, or for a post at an academic level; they may work as toxicological risk assessors, occupational hygiene consultants, or forensic specialists.

The Master's programme in Toxicology and Environmental Health deals with the health risks of exposure to potentially harmful agents in the environment, in the workplace and through the food chain. Possible effects on ecosystems are also examined.This two year research programme is comprised of theoretical courses, a major and minor research project to gain practical skills, and the writing of a final Master's thesis. This programme is organised by the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), an inter-faculty institute of Utrecht University; for your research projects it is therefore possible to work within one of the divisions of IRAS. Your minor project may also be carried out at an institute outside Utrecht University or abroad; or depending upon the career you find most appealing, you may replace your minor research project with a professional profile, including Management, Communication & Education, or Drug Regulatory Sciences. Graduates of the programme are prepared for further PhD studies in fundamental or applied research, or for a post at an academic level; they may work as toxicological risk assessors, occupational hygiene consultants, or forensic specialists.

Kosten

2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12585 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 18690 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

curriculum

Programme is tailormade. The order of elements is decided by students in conference with the coordinator.

job perspective

This programme provides an excellent basis for a career in risk assessment. There are many career opportunities, varying from scientific and applied research to jobs in the private, public or non-profit sector. Both within the Netherlands and abroad, there is a structural need for research experts in the field of human and environmental health risk assessment with a background in toxicology and environmental epidemiology.

study abroad

Masterprogramme has scientific contacts all over the world. MSc students are recommended to make use of those contacts and take an internship abroad.

study association

De studievereniging M.B.V. Mebiose is een actieve en bloeiende vereniging. Mebiose behartigt onder meer de belangen van de studenten op onderwijsgebied. Studenten overleggen regelmatig met docenten en de directeur van de opleiding om tot een betere opleiding te komen. Ook organiseert Mebiose regelmatig feesten, excursies, symposia, een gala en diverse culturele en sportieve activiteiten. Kijk voor meer informatie op www.mebiose.nl

tuition fee



curriculum

The theoretical core of the master programme is covered by courses called 'exposure assessment in epidemiology and toxicology','effects assessment in toxicology and environmental epidemiology' and 'risk assessment and risk management'. In these courses expertise and practical skills of Biomedical and Life Sciences are integrated in the disciplines of Toxicology, Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology and Occupational Hygiene.

instruction modes

Study design, work plan, experiments, data collection, analysis reporting and publication.

objectives

Participants develop knowledge and practical skills in analysis of exposure of man and animals to hazardous environmental factors and the effects caused by such exposure. After completing the master programme graduates should be able to perform a risk assessment independently.

sustainable strengthening

There will be a specific answer for each graduate, but generally speaking participation in an international high quality Master programme will increase his or her professional knowledge. Since the employer plays an important role in the application procedure, it is expected that the organisation will benefit from the upgrading of its employee.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120