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Toxicology

Your course
The programme is divided into three trimesters (each of 30 ECTS) in the following manner: Trimester One Introduction to Toxicology: 5 ECTS Applied Toxicology: 5 ECTS Fundamental Concepts in Pharmacology: 5 ECTS Applied Concepts in Pharmacology: 5 ECTS Experimental Methods in Pharmacology: 10 ECTS Trimester Two Experimental Toxicology: 15 ECTS Current Topics in Toxicology: 10 ECTS Advanced Toxicology: 5 ECTS Trimester Three Toxicology Research Project: 30 ECTS.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Successful students will normally hold at least a Second Class Honours Level 8 degree, or equivalent international qualification, from any one of a range of undergraduate disciplines. Students are also considered who have a Level 7 degree, or equivalent international qualification, and three years’ relevant postgraduate full-time work experience. IELTS score of 6.5 (with not less than 5.5 in any one component).

Duration

1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Previous graduates of this programme have either found employment in toxicological testing and product quality testing within industry or government agencies or in the field of regulatory toxicology within governmental and international regulatory bodies. Graduates have also enrolled in PhD programmes and further academic studies in related disciplines.

Further enquiries

Dr Declan McKernan
T: + 353 91 493 826
E: declan.mckernan@nuigalway.ie

Comment

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Placement opportunities: there are a limited number of placements in regulatory agencies for the third trimester.

2. Graduates will develop a high skill level in a wide range of laboratory skills for toxicological investigations.

3. Graduates will be competent in communicating experimental findings in toxicology effectively, using a variety of verbal, written and visual means, and in designing, conducting, analysing and presenting their original laboratorybased research.

Application date

WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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