Master Study Program in Toxicology

(MSc in Toxicology)

Toxicology is the study of toxic effects of chemical substances on living organisms and their environment. Chemical and Drug Safety Sciences assess and quantify the potential risk of chemicals and pharmaceuticals to which humans and the environment are exposed, thus providing the necessary basis for protection measures. This increasingly complex process has created a demand for qualified scientists in industry, academia and regulatory bodies with the right knowledge, experience and professional qualification. The pregraduate Master of Sciences in Toxicology provides theoretical and practical skills in toxicology, with a major focus on drug safety sciences.

Please note that the specialized MSc in Toxicology will be discontinued by 31/07/2018 (cp. cancellation order). It is not possible any more to apply for this programme. Students finishing their studies at later time point may change to the consecutive MSc in Drug Sciences. Successfully completed courses in the respective modules can be transferred upon written request to the examination office of the Faculty Phil.-Nat. if equivalent in content.Not all courses out of the curriculum of the MSc in Toxicology are still offered. However, many are either identical or partly equivalent and eligible for attending by MSc Toxicology students.

Further information and advice:

• Advice concerning admission: Student Administration Office (at Kollegienhaus),, Tel. +41 (0)61 207 30 23)
• Academic Advice: Study Coordination of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (at Pharmacenter), ,Tel. +41 (0)61 207 15 53)
• Program Director: Prof. Alex Odermatt (at Pharmacenter), Tel. +41 (0)61 207 15 30)