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Medical Microbiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) ,
The Department of Medical Microbiology offers programs of study leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees with research and academic experience suitable for a career in Basic Microbiology or Infectious Diseases. Both program streams involve coursework and original research. 

About

The coursework requirement is determined on an individual basis, but a minimum of 12 credit hours are required for the M.Sc. Half (six) of these credit hours are earned in Microbial Pathogenicity, the department’s only required course. The student and advisor arrange the other six credit hours.

Why Study at U of M?

The department has nationally recognized strengths in several areas, including antivirals, antibiotic resistance and emerging pathogens. It also enjoys extensive collaborative projects with both the University of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya, and with the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory.

Numerous opportunities for collaborative work with members of other departments as well as with various affiliated research organizations exist. Recent graduates of the program have been highly successful in academia, industrial, medical, and veterinary careers.

The Medical Microbiology Department occupies the 5th Floor of the Basic Medical Sciences Building on the Health Sciences Campus of the University of Manitoba. The Department’s equipment, much of which is shared, supports research ranging from molecular biology to clinical microbiology.

Accreditation

A number of the university's programs hold accreditation by provincial, Canadian and/or international professional accreditation bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Bacterial genetics
  • Microbial pathogenicity
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Clinical microbiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    86

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  • Minimum required score:

    567

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 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).

  • Honours or Major in Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine with at least 12 credit hours of microbiology coursework
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2
  • Supervisor Support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10916 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10916 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4962 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4962 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

To encourage the development of research, the university offers a number of research support programs. A creative works support program is also offered to enhance the overall quality of artistic production at the University. These programs are administered on behalf of the university by the VPRI and Office of Research Services.

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