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Environmental and Life Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1148 (BCR) ,
Let your scientific interests lead, as you investigate environmental issues of significance to society – and the world through the Environmental and Life Sciences programme at Trent University.

About

Become a catalyst for change in what is often called “the Age of the Environment.” Pose the critical questions about the issues of our time, and study alongside experts to find the answers. Explore environmental issues that will shape our future: the conservation of biodiversity, the spread of contaminants and infectious diseases, the matters of sustainability and water quality.

At Trent University, as part of the prestigious M.Sc. in Environmental and Life Sciences, you’ll generate knowledge and contribute to the future. Inspired by top-notch professors from diverse disciplines, as well as scientists from governmental and non-governmental organizations, you’ll help forge new approaches to key environmental challenges.

  • Take part in leading research in cell biology and genetics, ecology and conservation biology, physical geography, trace contaminant toxicology and chemistry, and much more.
  • Study in world-class research centres and institutes, built on superior funding and state-of-the-art research equipment that support you in your investigation.
  • Prepare for advanced academic training and for employment with governments, NGOs, or private industry.
  • Accelerate your education, directly from B.Sc. to Ph.D., by applying to the doctoral program after one year.
  • Benefit from strong funding, scholarship opportunities and teaching assistantships.

The 21st century is the Age of the Environment.  For the foreseeable future, for both scientists and society, environmental issues will only grow in importance.  These issues include water quality, sustainability, environmental contaminants, infectious diseases, and the conservation of biodiversity. In this new Age, scientific knowledge will be pivotal.  Students, graduates, and faculty in our Program are contributing to this future – because of the incisive questions we pose, the knowledge we create, and the professionals we train. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Physical Geography
  • Trace Contaminant Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
  • Stress Physiology
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Ecology and Conservation Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • B.Sc. honours degree (a four year undergraduate bachelor's degree) in Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science or a related discipline
  • Minimum B+ (77%) or equivalent in the work of the last four semesters or the last two undergraduate years (last ten full credits)
  • It is highly recommended for applicants to secure a potential supervisor prior to submitting an application. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21267 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21267 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8929 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8929 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oshawa

  • 1100 - 1700 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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