Biomedical Sciences, M.Sc. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
12 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
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The Biomedical Sciences program of University of Guelph provides unique opportunities for translating fundamental research into practical applications that enhance animal and human health. 


Key facts

The Biomedical Sciences program of University of Guelph spans several disciplines including biomechanics, cancer biology, endocrinology, neuroscience, pharmacology and toxicology, reproductive biotechnology, cardiovascular biology, and stem cell and regenerative biology.

The Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) is a course work program with a major research project/paper or an experiential learning practicum (depending on the research area), to be completed in approximately three semesters. Students can pursue applied training in Reproductive Biotechnologies or Toxicology through practicum placements and in-house training. Graduates who have completed the Applied Repro training have found jobs in repro-related industry positions at a success rate of 90%. 

The Master of Science (MSc) program requires the preparation and defense of a research-based thesis, to be completed in approximately six semesters. 

Research Areas

  • Biomedical Toxicology & Pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular Health & Disease
  • Cellular & Molecular Basis of Disease
  • Neuroscience
  • Reproductive Biology & Development

Are you interested in:

  • How the brain works
  • How the heart and circulatory system work
  • How pregnancy is maintained and regulated
  • How drugs and toxins affect the body
  • How cancer cells grow and spread

Career opportunities:

  • Dentist/Pharmacist Professor/
  • Scientist
  • Doctor (Veterinary or Medical)
  • Government
  • Healthcare professions
  • Industry
  • Physiotherapist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pregnancy, Birth and Perinatal Adaptations 
  • Research Proposal in Biomedical Sciences
  • Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences
  • Vertebrate Developmental Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cancer Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours BSc in Biological Sciences or a degree in veterinary medicine or equivalent with a minimum B+ or (77% Ontario equivalent GPA) over the last two years of full-time study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

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