Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dalhousie University

12 months
23377 CAD/year
11371 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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No matter where you are in your graduate education, the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Dalhousie University has a program that suits your current level of expertise.


Alongside our strong dedication to training students for successful academic, medical and industrial careers, you’ll also find that we are commited to furthering research. This full-time program provides everything you need to become a well-rounded researcher, including:

  • laboratory work
  • guided seminar presentations
  • discussion groups

What about the future?

An MSc in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology opens the door to a variety of careers:
  • employment in government and industrial laboratories
  • the RCMP employs biochemists in forensic science laboratories
  • opportunities in clinical diagnostic medicine in hospitals and in the numerous companies now providing diagnostic procedures
  • the pharmaceutical, brewing and food processing industries employ biochemists
  • monitoring and control of pollution are also expanding fields for biochemists
  • recent advances in molecular biology and genetics has given biochemistry a major role in the biotechnology industry

Why biochemistry and molecular biology?

A degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Dalhousie University can provide you with an excellent foundation for traditionally linked professions such as medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. Or it could provide you with the expertise you need to develop a specialty within industries like law, journalism or business. The possibilities include:
  • biological researcher
  • biochemist
  • clinical diagnostician
  • drug designer
  • environmental health officer
  • food technologist
  • forensic scientist
  • geneticist
  • laboratory technician
  • medical illustrator
  • molecular scientist
  • pharmacist
  • physician
  • professor
  • toxicologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Lipoproteins: Structure, Biosynthesis and Metabolism
  • Current Topics in Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Complex Diseases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23377 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23377 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11371 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11371 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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