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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Two years full-time; four years maximum

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    105

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.
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    Living costs for Calgary

    • 1247 - 1960 CAD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

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