Biological Sciences

University of Manitoba

24 months
11325 CAD/year
5147 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a master degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Biology is one of the most rapidly evolving and diverse sciences in the modern world, exploring all aspects of life from biomolecules to ecosystems. 


At the University of Manitoba, the Department of Biological Sciences is committed to advancing our understanding of biological structure and function, and developing new tools and technologies to address current and emerging problems facing all living organisms. Connections will be forged between molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems, highlighting the need to explore all levels of biological interactions. 

Programs emphasize the organism as the key element in studies of the development and evolution of form and function, and the role in and adaptations to the environment. Based on a core of fundamental biological principles, our programs explore diverse areas such as organismal biology, environmental biology, genetics, cell biology and development, physiology, ecology, behaviour, and systematics and evolution. The department focuses on the integration of research and teaching expertise to create opportunities for growth and novel synergisms in the training of future leaders in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Core Skills in Biological Sciences Research 
  • Advanced Physiology 
  • Evolutionary Biology 
  • Critical Thinking in Biological Sciences 
  • Advanced Topics in Zoology 
  • Wetland Ecology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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

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

  • Four-year Bachelor's degree in Biology (or equivalent)
  • 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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