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Toxicology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 55 Toxicology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Toxicology involves in-depth research to the effect of different chemicals on the health of organisms, especially humans. You could be investigating the impact of these toxins or focus on finding treatments for them.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Toxicology?

If you’re planning on studying a PhD In Toxicology, you could be monitoring how different toxins affect the health and wellbeing of humans or carry out assessments for risks to public health. A PhD in Toxicology is a highly interdisciplinary subject and you’ll be required to interact with concepts from other STEM fields like Biology, Chemistry, Medicine or Pharmacy.

Some popular Toxicology research topics are

  • Cellular signalling
  • Cell damage
  • Cell death
  • Aquatic toxicology
  • Medical toxicology
  • Forensic toxicology

At the end of your PhD, you will have produced a unique piece of research which has significant impact in your field. You will be required to submit an 80,000-word thesis to be defended in an oral viva examination.

Like other STEM subjects, PhDs in Toxicology are advertised with a research aim attached. Some universities are open to applicants proposing their own research, however, we highly recommend that you talk to a potential supervisor about the scope of your research before you make a formal application.

In the UK, you might have to apply into an MPhil programme to begin with, however, you can upgrade to a PhD once your supervisor is convinced that your work meets certain expectations

Some elements of a Toxicology PhD call for laboratory rotations and teaching modules that are meant to equip you with certain transferable skills. You might be asked to take these classes in the first year of your study.

Entry requirements

To be able to do a PhD in Toxicology, an application must hold an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree in a relevant subject like Biology or Medicine. In some cases, a Lower Second-Class degree will also be accepted if you also hold a Masters with at least a Merit qualification.

Depending on where you study, you might also have to submit language test results to show that you’ll understand the course content.

PhD in Toxicology funding options

In the UK, a PhD in Toxicology is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). They offer fully funded studentships along with a monthly stipend. If you’re applying for a PhD with funding already attached, you’ll get guaranteed funding if you’re successful in your application. If you’re proposing your own project, you’ll have to be accepted into a university and then apply for funding separately.

PhD in Toxicology careers

Toxicology doctoral graduates usually go on to work in forensics, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and governments. If you wish to continue your research, you can think of working as a postdoctoral research fellow or in academia.

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Magnetic Nanobot Drug Delivery Vehicles for the treatment of cancer

NTHU-UoL Dual PhD Programme between National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and the University of Liverpool in the UK is a well-established programme, where students spending 2 years at both institutions. Read more

Evaluation of Tripterygium wilfordii derived compounds as novel treatments for medulloblastoma.

Medulloblastoma is the most common paediatric malignant brain tumour, accounting for 20% of childhood brain tumours cases per annum in the United Kingdom alone, with approximately one-third of patients dying from the disease worldwide. Read more

Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science: Responsible and Reproducible Research (Centre for Doctoral Training)

We welcome applications from graduates who wish to make an impact in the field of computational biomedical research. Our students gain the broad skillset needed to confront current and future biomedical research challenges. Read more

Determining the dietary accumulation and toxicity of nanoplastics and nanomaterials in fish

Applications are invited for a four-year PhD studentship. The studentship will start on 01 October 2024. Project Description. Plastic pollution represents a global environmental challenge. Read more
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MSc by Research: Bittersweet - the consequences of anti-diabetic drugs on immunity during infection

The MSc by Research programme at the University of Aberdeen is for students interested in a research-intensive master's degree. It is designed specifically to enhance your skills for a PhD or research career. Read more

Formulation of heterogenous solid dispersions produced by spray drying and hot-melt extrusion for improved delivery of amorphous drugs

  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Production of the amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs) is a one of the methods of improving of physicochemical properties of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) such as its solubility and physicochemical stability. Read more
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A versatile approach to targeting mechanosensitive deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) in tissue damage and chronic inflammation using Molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticle Inhibitors (MINIs).

Inflammation is an essential defence mechanism adapted by our bodies to eliminate damaged cells, irritants and pathogens. However, persisting inflammation that fails to resolve promotes or contributes to a number of chronic diseases including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases. Read more

Crystal engineering new, more effective medicines.

RESEARCH PROJECT. To uncover pharmaceutical problems, our team collaborates with a wide range of disciplines, including pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, chemists and engineers at internationally renowned pharmacy departments and at multinational pharmaceutical companies. Read more

Drug metabolism - prediction, detection, and isolation

Electrosynthesis (ES) is a green methodology for preparing and interpreting drug metabolites linked to toxicology. ES describes the synthesis of chemical compounds in an electrochemical cell. Read more

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