Master of Science in Toxicology

This graduate programme is aimed at students holding a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline such as Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Human Medicine or Veterinary Medicine. It is a two year full-time study programme combining theoretical knowledge, practical work, and requires students to write a Master’s thesis. Successful completion of the course is recognised as providing the theoretical knowledge for professional registration as a toxicologist by EUROTOX.

The MSc in Toxicology starts September 2014

  • It is a 2 year programme developed in compliance with European Standards (120 ECTS credits)
  • The programme consists of 2 semesters of lectures, seminars and practical work with an additional 2 semesters of Master’s thesis work
  • Small class sizes enable interactions between teachers and students and the teaching is in English
  • The programme is organised by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Basel and the Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT)

Detailed information

For details on the admissions criteria, tuition fees, enrolment and the proposed course programme please consult with the attached flyer.

Course programme


Further information

If you require any further information on the MSc Toxicology programme please contact the Course Director Prof. Alex Odermatt (alex.odermatt(at) or visit this website.