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Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) ,
We offer a master degree in Biochemistry and Medical Genetics at the University of Manitoba. BMG, one of the basic science departments of the Max Rady College of Medicine (MRCM) in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, is located on the Bannatyne Campus of the University of Manitoba. 


The department is home to biochemistry, molecular biological sciences, and medical genetics expertise, practiced in an intellectually enriching research and teaching environment in the MRCM and Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS).  

This master degree in Biochemistry and Medical Genetics is available at the University of Manitoba. Excellent and dedicated faculty members work closely with graduate students, genetic counselling trainees, post-doctoral fellows, residents in genetics, and clinical geneticists to advance our understanding of complex and diverse biological processes. 

BMG also participates in an accredited Royal College Training Program in Medical Genetics as well as Canadian College of Medical Geneticists fellowship training. Our faculty are locally, nationally, and internationally recognized and have received numerous prestigious awards for their accomplishments in teaching and research. Moreover, our faculty members contribute significantly in providing health care services to individuals and families affected with genetic and metabolic disorders.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Proteins
  • Enzymology
  • Special topics in human genetics
  • Principles and practice of human genetics
  • Genetic epidemiology of human populations
  • Laboratory methods in human and medical genetics

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

  • Thesis-based Master's degree (of at least 2 years in duration), or equivalent, in biochemistry, genetics, or a closely related field
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 (4.5 scale), or equivalent, in the courses taken during the Masters program
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Supervisor Support
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11325 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5147 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5147 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
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