Environmental Contamination and Toxicology


This Masters degree (60 ECTS) is aimed at graduates from diverse fields of knowledge such as toxicology, chemistry, ecology, animal health, public health, marine science and environmental science, and provides additional training that is useful to graduates from various disciplines with the professional goal of biologically assessing the ecosystem's health, both at a marine, freshwater and terrestrial level.

The main training aspects of the Masters degree include:

- Destination, distribution and behaviour of environmental pollutants

- Cellular and Molecular Toxicology

- Mechanisms of resistance to environmental pollution

- Biomarkers of environmental contamination

- Ecotoxicology

- Environmental Quality and Environmental Risk Assessment

- Bioremediation

The CTA Masters degree is based on the research potential of UPV / EHU teachers and it is complemented with the most active researchers in this field in public research organisations in a forthcoming geographical (AZTI, NEIKER, GAIKER) or scientific (INIA, Madrid) environment, so that the availability of scientific and technological infrastructures, the critical mass of research staff, the complementarity of research lines and collaboration between groups in the context of this field of research is one of the pillars on which this Masters degree is based.

Lines of research






Subjects are taught in Castilian Spanish and / or English. The Masters degree Final Project can be performed in Castilian Spanish and/or English and/or Basque.

There is the possibility of studying this program full-time or part-time. In this second case the minimum number of credits required is 20 ECTS per registration

Qualification level

This qualification is recognised at level 3 in the Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), according to Royal Decree 22/2015 of 23rd January 2015 (BOE Spanish Official Gazette 07/02/2015).

This is a research-oriented master that can be considered the previous step to doctorate studies