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Toxicology is an applied science which has inputs from many scientific disciplines e.g. molecular biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and epidemiology. The programme in general toxicology provides its students with the basic scientific knowledge and professional skills to carry out human chemical risk assessment. There is a great demand for toxicologists because so many chemicals and products of the biotechnology industry are awaiting risk assessments. The programme also provides a solid background for any student wishing to pursue PhD studies in toxicology and related sciences.



  1. COMMON BASIC STUDIES (compulsory)  
Code          Course ECTS
8031003    University Study Skills 1,0
8031004    University Computing Skills lectures 1,0
8031005    University Computing Skills practices 1,0
   8020280      Information skills and sources in Science for international       students  1,0
4218513    Introduction to Pharmagology and Toxicology Laboratory 6,0
4219105    Introduction to GTG and Personal Study Plan 1,0
4455053    Epidemiology I 2,0
3710453    Environmental Health for International Students 5,0
  2.1. Obligatory Studies 56,0
4219211    Toxicity Testing 3,0
4219209    Organ Toxicology and Toxicopathology 10,0
4219214    Toxicology of Compounds 4,0
3710435    Exposure Assessment 3,0
4219203    Information Skills and Basics in Legislation of Toxicology 3,0
4219500    Clinical Toxicology and Drug Safety 4,5
4219202    Genetic And Reproductive Toxicology 4,0
4510031    The use of animals in research: Course for persons carrying out procedures 3,0
4219509    Regulatory Toxicology 3,0
4219213    Toxicology Group  1,5
4219521    Common Seminars in Toxen Programme 3,0
4219512    Toxicological and Environmental Risk Assessment and Risk Communication 3,0
4219517    Advanced Toxicological Risk Assessment 10,5
  2.2. Alternative Studies 16,0
     Recommended Courses:  
     Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment 4,0
4219507    Occupational Toxicology (book examination) 3,0
     Radioecology and Toxicology 5,0
4486403     Immunology 3,0
     Biological Effects of Non-ionizing Radiation 5,0
     Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation 5,0
4219505    Placental Perfusion Demonstration 1,0
4218520    Neuropharmacology and neurotoxins  4,0
     Pharmacogenomics 4,0
4215505    Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics 1 4,0
4215506    Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics 2 4,0
4219999    Practical Training in Toxicology 1.5 - 4.5
4510032    The use of animals in research: Course for persons designing procedures and projects 4,0
1130007    Career planning - international students seeking a job or traineeship in Finland 2,0
   3. Master´s Thesis 30
4219516    Maturity test 0,0
4213054    Master's Thesis 30,0
     TOTAL: 120,0

Applicants should have Bachelor’s or higher degree from a recognized University in an applicable field. Suitable background studies are for example medicine, biology, biosciences, veterinary medicine, dentistry, environmental sciences, animal physiology, pharmacy, biochemistry, chemistry corresponding to at least 3 years' of full‐time academic studies (equivalent of 180 ECTS credit units in the Finnish university system) obtained at an internationally recognised and accredited university or higher education institution (excluding Bachelor`s degree from either the University of Applied Science or Polytechnic). Basic studies in human anatomy and physiology as well as in pharmacology and toxicology are prerequisites for acceptance. The country‐specific regulations are described in University Admissions Finland webpage.

Conditional admission

The admission is conditional if the degree is not completed by 13th January 2017. The applicant informs the estimated graduation date in the application form.  The final deadline to submit the officially certified copy of the Bachelor´s degree certificate (in original language and as translations, if applicable) to the University of Eastern Finland is 15th August 2017. The proof of the completed degree can be submitted together with the confirmation on accepting the offered study placement. If the copy of the official degree certificate does not reach the University of Eastern Finland by the deadline, admission to the Master’s programme will be cancelled. The country‐specific regulations are described in University Admissions Finland webpage.

Students who are not citizens of an EU/EEA member state*  are liable to pay the tuition fee of 15 000 € per academic year. For details about exemptions please visit Studyinfo

The University of Eastern Finland offers scholarships for non-EU/EEA students i.e. 50 percent of non EU/EEA students in General Toxicology programme are granted a scholarship in the form of a tuition fee waiver. Scholarships cover either the full tuition fee (15 000 €) or 80 percent of it (12 000 €). Decisions on the scholarships are made on the basis of academic merits of applicants.

Scholarships are awarded for two academic years with the stipulation that the student must have completed 55 ECTS credits per academic year. The Academic Rector may award a discretionary scholarship for the second academic year to those students who sought but were not successful in receiving a scholarship for their first year. The prerequisite number of study credits relating to the progress of students in their first academic year is also applied to discretionary scholarships.

There is no separate application for scholarship. All applicants need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for a scholarship need to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The decision about the scholarship is made in conjunction with student admission, and the student is notified of the outcome in the letter of acceptance.

The scholarship does not cover living costs. Students are expected to cover all living expenses (app. 800 € per month) and other study related costs from their own financial resources.

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