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Toxicology & Regulatory Affairs

MSc Toxicology & Regulatory Affairs
The UCD MSc in Toxicology and Regulatory Affairs provides the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to understand the latest toxicological techniques and the current regulatory landscape. Courses have been developed in close collaboration with the Irish Register of Toxicologists (RTI)

Approved for accreditation towards becoming a registered toxicologist and for CPD credits towards maintaining IRT/ERT accreditation.

Courses are run by European Registered Toxicologists (ERT)

Also include guest lecturers delivering ‘state-of-the-art’ contributions as practising experts in a range of toxicological roles, from basic research to national and European regulatory bodies.

Course Description
The UCD MSc in Toxicology and Regulatory Affairs provides the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to understand the latest toxicological techniques and the current regulatory landscape.

The programme
provides a broad, modern training in theoretical and practical aspects of fundamental and applied toxicology

prepares individuals to collate, interpret and communicate toxicological information

provides an opportunity to study at the cutting edge of research in a chosen specialist field of toxicology

develops student awareness of the importance of toxicology to industry, health, the environment and society

You will graduate with an MSc in Toxicology and Regulatory Affairs from the internationally-recognised UCD School for Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, allied with the UCD Conway Institute, giving you a competitive advantage over other graduates.

This advanced graduate degree has also been developed in consultation with employers and is specifically tailored to meet their needs. A major advantage of this degree programme is that graduates will be eligible for professional accreditation as European Registered toxicologists, once they are employed in a relevant toxicological area for a specified time.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to become part of a network of UCD alumni in the fields of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science.

Entry requirements

The UCD MSc in Toxicology and Regulatory Affairs is designed to accommodate applicants who have successfully completed a four year primary degree programme (minimum of a 2.1 honours or equivalent) in a biological or chemical science. This includes a BSc in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry or an equivalent qualification.

An English Language qualification, which includes a minimum score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Other evidence of proficiency in English may be accepted such as the Cambridge Certificate, TOEFL or Pearson’s Test of English.

Duration

1 Year Full Time - F130
2 Years Part - Time - F110

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this programme will find 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 may also enrol in PhD programmes and further academic studies in related disciplines.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Dr Tara McMorrow
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 6819

Subjects taught

This is a full-time, one-year programme, divided into three semesters (from early September until the end of August). The programme consists of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and case studies. To complete the MSc in Toxicology and Regulatory Affairs you must successfully complete 8 core modules. You must also successfully complete a toxicological research project.

Stage 1 - Core
Essential Pharmacology for the Toxicologist PHAR40170
Experimental Tox and Risk Ass PHAR40180
Env, Food, Occup Toxicology PHAR40270
Prof. Skills for Toxicologists PHAR40280
Current Topics in Toxicology PHAR40290
Toxicology Research Project PHAR40300
Medical and Forensic Toxicolog PHAR40310
Regulatory Affairs II PHAR40320
Regulatory Affairs I PHAR40330

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This course is aimed at individuals with a scientific qualification who wish to develop their skills and knowledge of toxicology and gain a recognised third-level qualification in the area. Current practising toxicologists will also benefit from undertaking individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), as all of the modules will contribute towards maintenance of professional toxicological accreditation.

Professional Accreditation
Approved for accreditation towards becoming a registered toxicologist and for CPD credits towards maintaining IRT/ERT accreditation.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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