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Toxicology degrees abroad

Toxicology is a branch of science that examines the impact of chemicals on human, animal, and environmental health. It’s a huge academic area that combines aspects of biology, chemistry, pharmacology, immunology, genetics, and more.

As a toxicology student, you’ll learn how to assess and evaluate the effects of medicines, poisons, and other biohazards on living organisms. As well as designing and performing laboratory tests, you’ll be challenged to present your findings and weigh up the risks of various drugs and pharmaceuticals.

The regulation and use of medication and toxic substances vary tremendously throughout the world. By studying abroad, you’ll encounter new developments and dilemmas in the field, transforming you into a more experienced toxicologist. It’s also an invaluable opportunity to be at the forefront of international research and work alongside world-renowned experts.

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Toxicology program structure

It’s possible to study a bachelor’s degree in toxicology over three or four years, but these programs are rare and you probably won’t have too many to choose from. Aspiring toxicologists are more likely to study an undergraduate degree in a related field, like biochemistry or pharmacology.

If you’re interested in taking a bachelor’s degree in the US, you’ll likely follow the four four-year liberal arts model of education. You’ll work on your general education for the first two years, before majoring in toxicology or a similar subject for the final half of your degree.

Once you’ve got a relevant bachelor’s degree, you can enroll in an MSc. Master’s programs in toxicology are much easier to track down and can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

A PhD is the highest formal qualification available. These research-based programs last a minimum of three years, but some can take up to eight years to complete.

Although you’ll attend lectures, seminars, and tutorials, you’ll spend a significant amount of time in laboratories and practical workshops. You’ll be assessed through a mixture of exams, essays, laboratory work, data handling, presentations, and practical reports.

Every toxicology program looks slightly different because it includes a range of elective courses that are unique to that university. However, most institutions make it mandatory for students to take classes in the following fundamentals:

  • Mechanisms of toxicity
  • Measuring toxic potential
  • Preventative and regulatory toxicology
  • Environmental and industrial toxicology
  • Biochemical toxicology
  • Forensic and clinical toxicology
  • Practical and professional skills for toxicologists
  • Analytical techniques and numerical methods for toxicologists

Toxicology study abroad programs

Toxicology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in toxicology

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    Biology: Pharmacology/Toxicology (West Valley Campus) - BS Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,760 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,760 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Biology (Pharmacology/Toxicology)
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    Environmental Science: Environmental Health and Toxicology - BSc Auburn University at Montgomery, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,246 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,246 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
    Show program overview about Environmental Science - Environmental Health and Toxicology
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    Environmental Science: Toxicology - BSc Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,562 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,562 USD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Environmental Science — Toxicology Emphasis, BS
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    Toxicology - BSc/BSc (Hons) University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,454 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,983 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, July, September
    Show program overview about Toxicology

Toxicology graduate programs

Master's in toxicology

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    Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmacology/Toxicology - MSc Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show program overview about Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology/Toxicology

Doctorate in toxicology

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    Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmacology/Toxicology - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,669 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,669 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show program overview about Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology/Toxicology

Future toxicology careers

Toxicologists are vital for keeping humans, animals, and environments safe all over the world. As such, toxicology students graduate with a range of promising and exciting career options across international research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, government bodies, and hospitals.

Toxicology is a far-reaching area of study, making it easy for graduates to follow a career path that reflects their interests and expertise. Here are some of the roles you might consider pursuing:

  • Environmental toxicologist
  • Medical toxicologist
  • Forensic toxicologist
  • Pharmaceutical salesperson
  • Research associate
  • Science teacher
  • Laboratory process engineer
  • Quality control toxicologist

Although your degree will prepare you with theoretical knowledge and practical capabilities, it’s important to sharpen your professional skills too. Gathering work experience in relevant settings is one of the best ways to keep up with sector developments and make your resume stand out.