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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Department of Biology offers courses that emphasize the structure and function of organisms, from molecules to ecosystems. Undergraduate and Graduate programs are available in Microbiology, Animal and Plant Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Marine and Freshwater Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences. We also have a Co-op program for students who wish work experience intermixed with studying.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Biomechanics
  • Advanced Topics in Membrane Biology
  • Topics in Vertebrate Physiology
  • Topics in Microbiology
  • Topics in Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements

  • M.Sc. applications can be submitted at any time of the year (i.e., there is no application deadline).
  • Applicants to our M.Sc. Program should have a B.Sc. degree with a grade point average of 70 % or better, equivalent to grade B (or better) or 3.3 (or better) on the Merit Point system (out of 4).
  • Undergraduate transcripts and two letters of recommendation are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8570 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8570 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8570 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8570 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Antigonish

  • 1080 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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