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Master of Science

Short description

Short description

The consecutive Master's programme in Toxicology at the Heinrich Heine University is based on a successfully completed natural scientific study and refers to scientifically interested students.

The four-semester study programme ends with the Master of Science (M. Sc.). The programme has unrestricted admission with "evidence of special aptitude" (application and aptitude tests take place at the Heinrich Heine University itself) and can only be started in the winter semester.

Entry/Admission requirements

Requirements: A professional qualifying university degree in science or medical subjects according to the admission regulations. The selection is exclusively based on complete and timely submitted application documents (exclusively online at: https://master-toxikologie.hhu.de/).

After receiving the " evidence of special aptitude" by the selection committee, you can register at the HHU via the following link: Masterstudium Einschreibung

Programme content

The North Rhine-Westphalia Master's programme in Toxicology is a cooperation of various North Rhine-Westphalian universities and research institutions (in particular HHU Dusseldorf, SpoHo Cologne, IUF Dusseldorf, IfADo, IPA, DDZ), companies in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries (eg Bayer Pharma AG, Ecolab Inc., Henkel KGaA) and authorities (LANUV, BAuA).

Course contents: general and special toxicology, cellular, molecular and genetic toxicology, pharmaceutical toxicology, clinical and analytical toxicology, laboratory animal science, toxicology testing and regulatory toxicology.

The graduates of the degree programme should be able to succeed in academic and industrial research as well as in the field of chemical safety assessment in public authorities and companies.

Programme structure

Teaching methods: lectures, seminars, e-learning with tutorial, laboratory internships, exercises, excursions



Workload: 3600 hours (= 120 credits)



  •    Basic studies
  •    Obligatory modules
  •    Compulsory electives
  •    Pilot work
  •    Master thesis

Programme objectives/Career prospects

Career perspectives: jobs in universities, public authorities, industrial companies with scientific/biomedical basic research, implementation/evaluation of toxicological studies, assessments in questions of chemical safety, etc.



Programme start:
Winter semester
Programme duration:
4 semesters
Language of instruction:
Application procedure:
Admission-free with aptitude assessment in the application portal
Closing date for applications:
by 15.07.
Closing date for enrolment:
16/07/2022 - 07/10/2022
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2022 - 15/08/2022
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations and Module guide

Available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Academic Advisor

PD Dr. Nicole Schupp

Institute of Toxicology

Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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