Environmental and Life Sciences

Trent University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
22066 CAD/year
9051 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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).
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Other requirements

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

    22066 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22066 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9051 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9051 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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