MAS Toxicology 2018


• Provide specialized education and training in toxicological sciences and risk assessment with a focus on human toxicology, leading to a recognized academic qualification

• Fulfil the educational requirements of national and international professional bodies towards registration as a toxicologist


Graduates employed in a toxicological field who wish to obtain a recognized academic qualification in toxicology Those who have already received formal postgraduate training in toxicology may be eligible for recognition of equivalence for some courses Graduates wishing to embark on a career in toxicology and having completed a Master's degree in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, chemistry, biology or a diploma judged as equivalent Bachelors may be admitted under certain conditions (see admission criteria).

Learning outcomes

  • Scientific understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of adverse effects in living organisms caused by chemical exposure;
  • Ability to ethically apply the science of toxicology in research,product development and safety assessment.


14 modules: Basic Principles in Toxicology (e-learning) A – Basic Principles in Toxicology (e-learning) B • Xenobiotic Metabolism, Toxicogenetics • Organ Toxicology and Pathology: Cellular and Molecular Aspects • Animal Experimentation (theoretical) • Alternative Methods to Animal Experimentation • Mutagenesis, Carcinogenesis, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology • Molecular Endocrinology • Clinical Toxicology, Immunotoxicology • Epidemiology, Food and Industrial Toxicology • Risk Assessment and Regulatory Toxicology • Ecotoxicology • Toxicological Analysis • Forensic Toxicology • Biostatistics

Master Thesis


Prof. Jules DESMEULES, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva


Dr. Caroline SAMER and Dr. Marc FATHI, University of Geneva


Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology, SCAHT • Universities of Basel, Lausanne and Zürich • Centre of Competence in Analytic Chemistry and Toxicology, CCCTA • Swiss Society of Toxicology • Swiss Register of Toxicologists • Centre Ecotox, eawag/EPFL


September 2018 - June 2020
90 ECTS credits
483 Teaching hours
4 semesters on a bloc schedule + e-learning and self-teaching






Caroline SAMER
+41 (0)22 372 99 34


Geneva, Lausanne


Registration deadline

15 June 2018
Modules can be followed individually


CHF 10'900.-  for the programme
CHF 1'100.- for those attending the practical part  of Module 4

Admission criteria

  • Master in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or equivalent, or;
  • Bachelor in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or equivalent + at least 3 years of professional experience in a field related to toxicology.

Number of participants

Max. 25 participants