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London Metropolitan University

Toxicology

UCAS Code: F102

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

A minimum of grades CCD in three A levels including C in Biology and C in Chemistry (or a minimum of 88 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits) but must also meet the science entry. requirements described above. You should take level 3 qualifications in Chemistry and Biology in addition to your Advanced Diploma.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

You should have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

88

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time day | 2020

Subject

Toxicology

**Why study this course?**

This Toxicology BSc course is designed to give you all the skills needed to pursue a rewarding career in toxicology. You'll be able to work in a number of specialist areas, including regulatory, industrial, pharmaceutical, occupational, forensic, academic or clinical settings.

**More about this course**

This BSc course will give you an exciting opportunity to launch a career in the study of the harmful effects of chemicals, as well as the extent to which they pose a risk to human health. The course will equip you with a solid foundation in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry and human anatomy. During the course you will develop technical and transferable skills and competencies in a range of specialist areas, enabling you to interpret and analyse relevant data and evaluate your own work. You'll conduct practicals and projects in our £30m Science Centre, one of the largest and most advanced science teaching facilities in Europe.

Membership of the Life Sciences Society also affords you the opportunity to attend social and professional events. This welcoming society helps students to build employability skills suitable for careers within life sciences.

You’ll graduate from this course with a sound knowledge base and a high standard of cognitive, practical and transferable skills. During your studies you will be eligible to become a student member of the British Toxicology Society and, on graduation, you'll also be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology.

Modules

During the first year you will acquire a solid foundation in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, and data analysis. You’ll begin to gain a good understanding cellular processes and you’ll be introduced to essential data handling and laboratory skills.

In the second year you’ll start to specialise and will explore subject areas that are central to toxicology, including pharmacology, metabolic processes, and qualitative analytical chemistry.

Your third year will include advanced toxicology, systems pharmacology, and advanced bioanalytical science plus a laboratory-based research project on the topic of your choosing in a toxicology-related area.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through written and practical exams, practical reports, presentations, class tests and a final research dissertation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Human Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Toxicology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pharmacology

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As only a relatively small number of students study pharmacology or toxicology, these statistics refer most closely to the graduate prospects of pharmacy graduates, so bear that in mind when you review them. Only a handful of students take first degrees in pure toxicology every year — the subject is more popular at Masters level. Pharmacology is a degree that tends to lead to jobs in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and outcomes are improving again after a difficult time in the last few years. Jobs in pharmacology are often very specialist and so it’s no surprise that pharmacologists are amongst the most likely of all students to go on to a doctorate — if you want a job in research, start thinking about a PhD. As for pharmacy, unemployment rates are below 1% and 95% of pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly in retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses - employment rates have gone up significantly in the last couple of years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Toxicology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

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£20k

£20k

£22k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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