Concordia University Montréal

24 months
31141 CAD/year
6284 CAD/year
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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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.

Students from Canada 14747


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