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University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences MSc in Human and Environmental Toxicology with Law
University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

MSc in Human and Environmental Toxicology with Law

Birmingham, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 11,340 *


* for home Students |for overseas students: £29,340


This flagship 1-year program is the first to offer Master’s students a comprehensive approach to tackling pollution by combining 21st-century toxicology with a foundation in environmental law.

Build the skills to protect a healthy environment

Offered through the Centre for Environmental Research and Justice (CERJ), this course delivers an essential skill set for resolving the present-day challenges faced by communities coping with industrial pollution.

This unique program fills a gap identified both by students seeking real-world impact and by partners in community organizations, green industry, and government. Sustainability-minded organizations across sectors have a growing need for team members who can navigate the complexity of environmental problems and solutions.

Graduates of this program will understand not only what the latest science is revealing about toxic chemicals but also the legal and policy structures by which lasting change is made.

Why study this course?

Solutions-oriented professional development

This course prepares graduates to bridge the current gap between scientific knowledge and real-world environmental protection. Whether you envision yourself working in government, research, the nonprofit sector, or the green industry, understanding both the science and the law positions you for a solutions-oriented career path.

Learning at the speed of change

You’ll dive straight into the most advanced scientific approaches to understanding human and environmental health hazards, learn how to utilize AI and data modeling tools and understand the evolving landscape of environmental law and policy. Course lessons are tailored to emerging issues and state-of-the-art technology, and will be regularly updated.

Taught by today’s pioneers and leaders

Course instructors are at the forefront of sustainability science, regulation, and community engagement, leading some of the most comprehensive efforts to align environmental science and law. Visit the CERJ projects page to see where your instructors are currently engaged with UK, EU, and global initiatives.

Hands-on experience in problem-solving

Your capstone project pairs you with mentors and partner organizations to tackle a real-world problem using what you’ve learned in both law and science. This comprehensive approach enables you to make a difference during your time in the program and build a track record of success as a change-maker.


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