24 months
20996 CAD/year
8090 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.

Visit the official programme website for more information


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.


As part of the prestigious Environmental and Life Sciences programme at Trent University , 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.
  • Conduct research alongside Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry scientists who serve as adjunct professors in Trent’s Environmental & Life Sciences graduate program
  • Prepare for advanced academic training and for employment with governments, NGOs, or private industry.
  • Benefit from strong funding, scholarship opportunities and teaching assistantships.

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.

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.

  • A GRE test score is not required for admission into this program. However, applicants can submit a GRE score to enhance their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20996 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20996 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8090 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8090 CAD per year during 24 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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