In Acadia University's Master of Science in Biology you will enhance your expertise in modern research methods in biology and deepen your knowledge in your chosen area of study. Although we have a wide variety of research areas to suit your interest, you will benefit from a small school experience, working closely with your supervisor and others in the same research group, and developing a close relationship with your fellow graduate students.
Within our graduate program emphasis is placed on research rather than coursework. You will work with your supervisor and advisory committee to determine an individualized program of study suited to your research interests. Through many of our research programs you will also gain experience working with individuals and organizations in the local community.
Acadia is located near the tidal mud flats of the Bay of Fundy (named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World) and within the Annapolis Valley, so our location provides you with access to a variety of ecosystems including, aquatic, wetland, farm, and forest. These habitats are used in field-based research work to give you a balance of outdoor and indoor learning experiences throughout the program.
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- Organisms and Their Environment
- Cell Biology
- Biodiversity of Plants and Algae
- Microbial Diversity
- Animal Diversity
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
You MUST have the consent of a potential supervisor BEFORE you initiate your application.
DisciplinesBiology View 122 other Masters in Biology in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
All applications must be supported by official copies of all high school transcripts and other records of academic work.
Transcripts should be certified by the school and should either be sent to Acadia directly from the school or sealed in an envelope and given to the student to send. Certified transcripts acceptable to Acadia will be used as a basis of admission.
Admission requirements differ depending on the student's educational system. We review all applications from international students individually.
Applicants for admission from another university or college must have an official transcript sent directly from that institution for evaluation.
Transfer credits may be given for individual courses that are applicable to the intended undergraduate degree program of study. Course descriptions must be included with the transcripts.
International12581 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12581 CAD per year during 24 months.
National6224 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6224 CAD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Halifax
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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