Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Environmental Toxicology

Pollution and climate change are two of the most challenging anthropogenic factors affecting biodiversity and ecosystem functioning today. At the specialization Environmental Toxicology, research activities span from genotoxicity, molecular and cellular toxicology and pollutant effects on fish, amphibians, free ranging marine mammals and birds, including Arctic species.

The research focus on molecular mechanisms, accumulation and transport of pollutants in food webs, effects of environmental contaminants on biotransformation systems, physiology and reproduction (endocrinology, immunology) and behavior of several species.

The research is aimed at understanding the functional and developmental alterations of wildlife caused by exposure to environmental stressors using a combination of experimental exposure studies in controlled laboratory conditions and sampling of free-living animals in the field.

For more information of the course outline and subjects take a look at the Study plan



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Practical information


Special information for a Master's student specializing in Biology:

  • "How to do science" - this is a compulsory introductory course in week 34
  • We recommend that you take BI3052 Study Design (start week 37)
  • Excursions: Students attending MSENVITOX, 3 days mandatory excursion in week 36 (4.- 6. Sept.)
  • Course outline of MSc programme

Environmental Toxicology: