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Master's Programme in Environmental Science - Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

The Master’s Programme in Environmental Science focussing on Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry traces the path of a contaminant from its creation to its far-reaching effects on the environment. With the tools, methods and critical thinking skills you acquire, you will be equipped to examine the issues and make an impact.

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How does human activity like industrial manufacturing, transportation and use of consumer goods release chemicals into the environment? How do the physical and chemical properties of these contaminants, as well as environmental factors, affect how they spread through air, water, soil and how they bioaccumulate in food webs?

To answer these questions, you will learn the theory and application of chemical analysis, physical-chemical modelling, toxicology and risk assessment of environmental contaminants. You will learn how to take samples and analyse trace quantities of chemicals from various environments. By studying toxicology, you will learn how exposure to contaminants can negatively impact living organisms through mechanisms-of-action in addition to learning about new tools in toxicology research.

In addition to introducing you to the toolbox of environmental toxicology, this programme also introduces you to European and international regulatory systems designed to keep human and environmental exposures to a minimum. With a deep understanding of environmental toxicology and chemistry, you will be able to critically examine and discuss limitations, uncertainties and possible sources of error in regulatory risk assessments of organic chemicals.

A Master’s Programme in Environmental Science focussing on Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry from Stockholm University prepares you for a stimulating career in environmental managementand consulting in private or governmental sectors or for a successful Ph.D. education and research career, anywhere in the world. Environmental Scientists are needed in numerous sectors of society, for example as environmental or sustainability specialists in the private sector and at Non-Governmental-Organisations (NGOs), as well as at government agencies.

The programme employs a variety of learning activities, including lectures, individual and group assignments, field excursions/sampling campaigns, laboratory work, seminars, discussions and workshops and presentations. The programme will also introduce students to several relevant agencies in society handling environmental issues.