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Molecular Mechanistic Toxicology MRes

Molecular Mechanistic Toxicology MRes

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Toxicology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This programme provides students with a research-orientated training in the application of molecular and cell biology to develop an understanding of chemical toxicity at the cellular and molecular level. You will study within a lively, highly interactive teaching and research environment.

One of the most rapidly developing areas of toxicology is the use of molecular, cell biology and omics to identify adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) and to develop a mechanistic understanding of chemical toxicity at the cellular and molecular level. This is not only of fundamental interest (i.e., understanding the mechanism of action) but it also relates to an increased need for a mechanistic component in chemical risk assessment and development of high throughput screens for chemical toxicity. The MRes in Molecular Mechanistic Toxicology is a one-year full-time programme that provides students with a research-orientated training in a lively, highly interactive teaching and research environment.

The programme is coordinated by the School of Biosciences, which is recognised internationally as a major centre for both teaching and research in Toxicology. Molecular Toxicology is a major component of the School of Biosciences research activities along with interactions with other departments including Chemistry and the Medical School. Specific areas of active research include: Mechanisms of cell toxicity, Development of novel DNA binding chemicals, Cellular proliferation and differentiation, Environmental genomics and metabolomics, Molecular biomarkers of genotoxicity, oxidative stress and cellular responses, Role of environmental and genetic factors in disease.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,320

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,420

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree with a substantial component of molecular biology.

University information

As a Birmingham postgraduate you can expect to engage with challenging debates, theories and concepts and, in doing so, grow as an original thinker. The University of Birmingham is recognised internationally for excellence in teaching and research – 87% of research conducted at the University has a global impact. Birmingham understands that you want to study somewhere with a strong research culture, that delivers on your expectations. The...more

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