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Food science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
The Department of Biochemistry offers MSc and PhD degree programs in both Biochemistry and Food Science. The programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and experience required of modern researchers.

About

Our graduate program provides an advanced education with the goal of preparing students for a career in research or other STEM disciplines. We offer an MSc or a PhD program and many of our MSc students successfully transfer to PhD. Our department is both unique and diverse, with expertise in nutrition, human metabolism, the molecular structure and function of proteins and membranes, and food science, as well as a background in physiology and the molecular etiology of normal and disease conditions ranging from obesity, cardiovascular diseases, neurology, and cancer to gastrointestinal tract biology and immune cell function. As part of the Faculty of Sciences and located in the new and modern Core Sciences Facility, students will be given the opportunity to collaborate with academics from a wide range of backgrounds. Memorial University also boasts a new state-of-the-art Animal Research Center, modernizing medical research in the province. After graduation, students either continue on the academic track, move on to industry or government jobs, or pursue a career in medicine.

  • The research specializations of our faculty encompass different frontiers of metabolic regulation and nutritional biochemistry; food science, food engineering and marine biotechnology; molecular and cell biology; and the structures and functions of macromolecular complexes such as muscle and lipid membranes.
  • The MSc program involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years of full-time study.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, Newfoundland & Labrador, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

The MSc program involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years of full-time study.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in an appropriate area of study or advanced diploma in sustainable aquaculture from Marine Institute (or equivalent)Application checklist:
  • Graduate Web Application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency (must be submitted by post mail)
  • Additional forms and documents may be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1074 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1074 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    826 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 826 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    635 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 635 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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