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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #462 (QS) Montréal, Canada
The Master of Science program in Biology at Concordia University Montréal is research-intensive with an emphasis on creativity and innovation. Guided by a research supervisor and committee members, students develop expertise and master modern research methodology while expanding their knowledge and analytical and critical thinking skills. 


Program Details

This Biology degree at Concordia University Montréal gives students the training, knowledge and techniques to become effective scientists.

The main fields of research include cell biology, biochemistry, conservation biology, ecology, animal behaviour, evolutionary biology, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, plant biology and population genetics.

Concordia students participate in a wide range of research projects funded through provincial and federal governmental agencies and industry. Top-notch research is supported by cutting-edge specialized equipment and facilities.

Montreal is a major centre for academic research, with four universities and a number of other research institutions. Students will have the opportunity to work on multidisciplinary collaborative research projects involving students and faculty from these other centres while achieving their academic goals.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Readings in Ecology and Behaviour 
  • Readings in Cell and Molecular Biology 
  • Readings in Organismal Biology 
  • Advanced Topics in Evolution
  • Advanced Topics in Behavioural Ecology
  • Advanced Topics in Ecology
  • Advanced Topics in Animal Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Topics in Biotechnology
  • Advanced Topics in Cell Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Plant Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Microbiology
  • Master’s Research and Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B
Recommended score: B

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The admission requirement is a BSc degree or equivalent with specialization in biology with good standing (B average) from a recognized university. Exceptionally, applicants not meeting the GPA requirement may be admitted on the basis of outstanding academic letters of reference, good performance and high standing in advanced courses or exceptional research experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31141 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31141 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6284 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6284 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montréal

  • 1074 - 1760 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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