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Biochemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) St. John's, Canada
Our graduate program in Biochemistry, offered by the Memorial University of Newfoundland, provides an advanced education with the goal of preparing students for a career in research or other STEM disciplines. 

Overview

At the Memorial University of Newfoundland, we offer MSc and PhD programs in Biochemistry, and many of our MSc students successfully transfer to PhD. Our department is both unique and diverse, with expertise in nutrition, human metabolism, the molecular structure and function of proteins and membranes, and food science, as well as a background in physiology and the molecular etiology of normal and disease conditions ranging from obesity, cardiovascular diseases, neurology, and cancer to gastrointestinal tract biology and immune cell function. 

As part of the Faculty of Science, students will be given the opportunity to collaborate with academics from a wide range of backgrounds. Memorial University also boasts a new state-of-the-art Animal Research Center, modernizing medical research in the province. After graduation, students either continue on the academic track, move on to industry or government jobs, or pursue a career in medicine.

Research and Teaching

  • The Faculty of Science is focused on exceptional teaching and research to deliver high quality academic programs and make significant contributions to the world in which we live.
  • We are also committed to providing students with opportunities for hands-on learning by way of innovative research projects - in the classroom, in the lab and in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Biochemistry
  • Special Topics in Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Special Topics in Food Science
  • Control of Intermediary Metabolism
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Nutritional Biochemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail or courier)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal 
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional requirements (may be required).
  • Prerequisites may be necessary for your program of interest

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1074 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 826 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition (NL students): MSc: $635-$953/semester

Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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