Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Calgary

24 months
12696 CAD/year
5594 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Students with a bachelor’s degree who are looking enjoy a wide variety of research that is at the forefront of many fields should consider getting a MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree from University of Calgary.


Research can include everything from biochemistry to molecular research, as well as cellular and developmental biology. It also ranges from genetics and immunology to bioinformatics, with applications to cancer and clinical research. As they deepen their skills, students will get to enjoy the amenities of a large city near the outdoor leisure activities of the Rocky Mountains. Completion of the MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Calgary, usually takes two years of full-time study.

Outcomes and next steps:

  • academic research
  • post-secondary and secondary teaching
  • industry research and consulting 
  • business consulting, analytics, management, sales, research and marketing
  • scientific writing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Genetics
  • Fundamentals of Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

  • A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
  • A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A current C.V.
  • Two reference letters
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      12696 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 12696 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      5594 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5594 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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