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University of Guelph

24 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
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The Biotechnology program of University of Guelph is a diverse, entrepreneurial and fast-changing field. The program gives you the science and business skills you need to succeed in a wide range of biotechnology careers. 

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Key facts

During the Biotechnology program of University of Guelph students gain advanced scientific and technical expertise combined with business training in the commercialization of biotechnology innovations. Plus, you’ll grow academically and personally by interacting with other graduate students, faculty, the wider research community and private sector companies.

The program deepens your scientific training and gives you business skills, preparing you for a fulfilling career in Canada or internationally. First semester includes courses in molecular approaches to biotechnology as well as commercializing innovations, pairing you with a faculty supervisor. In second semester you’ll write and present your research proposal, and in third semester you’ll work on your research project. You may choose to extend your project to a fourth semester, supported by a stipend.

Are you interested in:

  • Agribusiness and food industries
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health management
  • Environmental management and research

Career opportunities:

  • Life science industry
  • Non-profit/industry organizations or the public sector
  • Continuing studies at the PhD level
  • Starting your own company

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Innovation Management
  • Communication in Science and Business
  • Biodiversity and Biotechnology
  • Cases in Biotechnology Management
  • Research Project in Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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60 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong science background
  • Minimum “B+” average for the last four semesters (completed prior to entry into the graduate program)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6837 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2377 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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