M.Sc. On Campus

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

24 months
8776 CAD/year
4995 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Conduct research to discover and characterize fundamental processes relevant to essential biological systems on this Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program from University of British Columbia.


The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  graduate program at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC, offers tier-one research-based degrees to students in a collegial, close-knit setting.Our dynamic faculty and students are engaged in a variety of research projects, many in collaboration with partners in government, non-profit agencies, or industry.

Our research-based MSc and PhD degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology provide students with theoretical, practical, and analytical expertise, as well as experience in the application of scientific results to real-world problems.


With a biochemistry and molecular biology MSc or PhD degree from the University of British Columbia, graduates are well-positioned to thrive in a variety of occupations, such as:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biochemical educator
  • Biochemical researcher
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cancer researcher
  • Clinical biochemist
  • Drug development officer
  • Environmental auditor

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Analytical glycobiology
  • Applied microbiology
  • Biological wastewater treatment
  • Biomolecular structure/function
  • Bio-nanotechnology
  • Cell signaling
  • Chemical biology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Insect molecular physiology
  • Medical microbiology, virology and immunology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended are required for the application package. However, if admitted, the student must submit official transcripts to the College of Graduate Studies
  • English language test (for non-native speakers of English)
  • CV or resumé
  • Three reference forms or letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8776 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8776 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4995 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4995 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kelowna

1296 - 1928 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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