What will I learn

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Master's Programme)

What will I learn?

 

Do you want to help solve the challenges of climate change on a local and global scale?

A Master in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is important for society and our future. Embarking on this study, you’ll acquire skills, and experience, which are attractive to a wide range of employers both in the public and private sectors. The programme offers the opportunity to experience one semester studying in Svalbard (The University Centre in Svalbard, UNIS), an archipelago situated in the heart of the Arctic.


The MSc in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry builds on several of the UN’s sustainability goals, especially those concerning the environment, sustainability, and climate change on a local and global scale.


The Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is a two-year interdisciplinary program involving the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry. A Masters in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry creates a vital link between Environmental Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry.

The main focus of the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Masters is the fate and effects of pollutants, and how they become distributed and behave in the environment (including air, water, soil) and how they interact with organisms both on a local, and global, scale.

 
When taking a Master in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, this is what you’ll learn:

  • The fate and effects of pollutants.
  • How pollutants are distributed in the environment locally and globally.
  • The interaction between environmental toxicants and organisms (including humans).
  • The impact on populations and ecosystems.
  • Fieldwork and/or experimental exposure studies in laboratories on individual organisms or cell cultures.
  • Specialise within the area of environmental monitoring of organic and inorganic chemical toxicants.
  • Method development, and quality assurance using state of the art equipment.
  • Study a wide range of environmental pollutants and methods of pollution control which are of utmost importance for the management of natural resources and ecosystems.
  • Studies on the interaction between environmental toxicants and organisms (including humans), and how this affects individuals, populations and ecosystems are central.
  • Methods will include fieldwork and/or experimental studies in laboratories on individual organisms (in vivo) or on cell cultures (in vitro).

 
It is also possible to specialise within the area of environmental monitoring of organic and inorganic chemical toxicants when taking a Master in toxicology. Such skills and experiences are incredibly marketable, making the candidates from the programme attractive to a wide range of employers both in public and private sectors.
A diverse team of scientists is ready to offer you a two-year international, interdisciplinary Masters in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. You will work in a group comprising both Norwegian and international students. All of our teachings are in English, and the programme also offers the opportunity to experience one semester studying in Svalbard (The University Centre in Svalbard,UNIS), an archipelago situated in the heart of the Arctic.
MSc in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry offers two specialisations:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Toxicology


The environmental toxicology masters provide a vital link between environmental toxicology and environmental chemistry. The main focus of the programme will be the fate and effects of pollutants, and how they are distributed in the environment (including air, water, soil, and food chains) both on a local and a global scale. You will study the interaction between environmental toxicants and organisms, and how this impacts populations and ecosystems.

You will also study a wide range of environmental pollutants and methods of pollution control which are of utmost importance for the management of natural resources and ecosystems. Such skills and experiences are extremely marketable, making you attractive to a wide range of employers both in the public and private sectors.