Biology, M.Sc. | University of Ottawa | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
18170 CAD/year
18170 CAD/year
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Biology from University of Ottawa combines the research strengths of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. 


At Biology from University of Ottawa research facilities are shared between the two campuses. Students have access to the professors, courses and facilities at both universities.

Students at Biology from University of Ottawa will gain knowledge in:

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Ecology, behaviour and systematics
  • Physiology and biochemistry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biotechnology 
  • Ecology 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Applied Biochemistry
  • Neuroethology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysical Techniques
  • Advances in Protein Engineering
  • Molecular Methods 
  • Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in with a specialization, or a major in Biology (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 70% (B).
  • Demonstrate a good academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills.
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • A letter of intent outlining your career goals and proposed research area.
  • We recommend that you contact potential thesis supervisors early. To register, you need to be accepted by a thesis supervisor.
  • International students must show proof of funding in the form of a supervisor stipend and a combination of scholarships and/or in-trust accounts.
  • A good knowledge of either English or French and good ability to write in English is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18170 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9085 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18170 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9085 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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