Taught course

Computational Toxicology

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science

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Entry requirements

You will need a undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Biomedical Science, Medicinal Chemistry or a related discipline such as Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmacology or Toxicology.

Applications are encouraged from those with significant, relevant industrial or regulatory experience/alternative qualifications and these applications will be considered on individual merit by member(s) of the programme team.

Months of entry


Course content

Study this new and unique masters in Computational Toxicology and learn about the latest computational approaches used as alternatives to animal testing.

  • Study on the MSc in Computational Toxicology, which has been designed in consultation with industry and regulatory sectors
  • Discover the latest computational approaches being used as alternatives to animal testing to help predict the toxicity of chemicals
  • Provides a detailed overview of current concepts in predictive toxicology and training in the use of state-of-the-art tools employed by industry, research organisations and regulatory authorities to inform decisions concerning the safety of chemicals – from cosmetics through to environmental pollutants
  • Delivered by internationally recognised experts with extensive experience of teaching and research using bespoke computational resources
  • Offers excellent career prospects – the course has been designed to address the need for scientists trained in the use of computational alternatives to animal testing

This is a unique programme of study that has been specifically designed in collaboration with leading employers and experts from industry, business, regulatory authorities and academia to meet a recognised need for skilled graduates in the field of computational toxicology.

The programme delivers practical experience and understanding of the computational approaches used to predict the toxicity of chemicals using knowledge of chemical structure alone, with the aim of reducing or replacing animal testing. It offers a practical introduction to more advanced, state-of-the-art methods to predict chemical toxicity, including how the methods are applied and assessed.

You will learn how information is brought together to make decisions concerning the safety of chemicals in everyday use, using real-world examples of safety-assessment strategies commonly used by industry and regulators.

Information for international students

•IELTS score 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
•Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
•International students should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details
If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
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Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the LJMU website for details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Science