Molecular Mechanistic Toxicology
University of Birmingham
Key Course Facts
Our Molecular Mechanistic Toxicology MRes provides a research-orientated extension of molecular biology into the subject of molecular mechanistic toxicology. The School of Biosciences is internationally recognised as a major centre for toxicology, offering a research-led and highly interactive teaching environment.
One of the most rapidly developing areas of toxicology.
This programme provides students with a research-orientated training in the application of molecular and cell biology to develop an understanding of chemical toxicity at the cellular and molecular level. You will study within a lively, highly interactive teaching and research environment.
One of the most rapidly developing areas of toxicology is the use of molecular, cell biology and omics to identify adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) and to develop a mechanistic understanding of chemical toxicity at the cellular and molecular level. This is not only of fundamental interest (i.e., understanding the mechanism of action) but it also relates to an increased need for a mechanistic component in chemical risk assessment and development of high throughput screens for chemical toxicity.
The MRes in Molecular Mechanistic Toxicology is a one-year full-time programme that provides students with a research-orientated training in a lively, highly interactive teaching and research environment.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Molecular Mechanistic Toxicology, MRes, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
At least a 2.1 Honours degree with a substantial component of molecular biology; English language requirements may apply for international students.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of University of Birmingham in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is a research university based in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. The university’s aim is to be at the cutting edge of educational delivery, and to have their curriculum be continually reshaped by new revelations in research. The main campus is situated a reasonable three miles away from Birmingham city centre, which doesn’t take long to get to via bus if the student decides they’d like to spend some of their free time there.
Student composition of University of Birmingham
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy MRes||University of Hertfordshire||59%||5%||1%||-||-||112||Hatfield||On campus Full-time|
|Forensic Toxicology MSc (PG)||University of Lincoln||59%||5%||1%||£45||£89||112||Lincoln||On campus Part-time|
|Forensic Science (Analysis/Toxicology) MSc||Kingston University||59%||5%||1%||£9620||£15400||112||Kingston upon Thames||On campus Full-time|
|Drug Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology MSc||University of Bradford||59%||5%||1%||£8784||£20885||112||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Computational Toxicology MSc||Liverpool John Moores University||59%||5%||1%||£9250||£16600||112||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Toxicology MRes||Newcastle University||59%||5%||1%||-||-||112||Newcastle||On campus Full-time|
|Drug Discovery and Toxicology with Advanced Research MSc||University of Hertfordshire||59%||5%||1%||-||-||112||Hatfield||On campus Full-time|
|Molecular Mechanistic Toxicology MRes||University of Birmingham||59%||5%||1%||-||-||112||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Toxicology MSc||University of Birmingham||59%||5%||1%||-||-||112||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Drug Discovery and Toxicology with Placement Year MSc||University of Hertfordshire||59%||5%||1%||-||-||112||Hatfield||On campus Full-time|