Pharmaceutical Science

Dalhousie University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
21298 CAD/year
13792 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University offers a research-intensive Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Program Details

The Pharmaceutical Science program offered by Dalhousie University could be an excellent choice for you if you are a graduate with a Bachelor of Sciences Honours degree or Health Profession degree including Pharmacy.  

As an MSc (Pharm Sci) student, you’ll be given the tools you need to become a high quality, research-based scientist. This program will not only prepare you to contribute to drug discovery, but also development in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

This program offers students the flexibility of either full-time or part-time study. While the full-time program is typically completed in two years, the part-time program can be completed at a pace that allows students to keep up with family obligations and part-time work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences “From Drug Discovery to Therapeutics”
  • The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Bioactive Compounds from Plants
  • Drug Transporters in Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pharmacokinetics, Metabolism and Biomarker for Preclinical and Clinical Drug Development
  • Biopharmaceutical Aspects of Preclinical Drug Development
  • Chemical Biology: Understanding Biological Processes Using Chemical Approaches

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 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

    21298 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21298 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13792 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13792 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Pharmaceutical Science
Dalhousie University


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