Toxicology - Applied Toxicology

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Subjects taught

Year 1

Nanotoxicology, Pharmacology, Toxicology Testing Methods, Analytical Toxicology, Biochemical Toxicology, Molecular Toxicology, Regulation in Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Target Organ Toxicity or Materials & Medical Device Toxicology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Practical Toxicology, Project

Work Placement

‚ÄčThere is currently no work experience or work placement for this course.


1 year full-time.

Post Course Info

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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time

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