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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The department offers world class facilities, a stimulating and collegial training environment, and high profile research programs overseen by internationally recognized faculty. The department studies life from a variety of perspectives including ecology and evolution, molecular and cellular biology, and physiology and biochemistry.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario.

Programme Structure

Fields of Research

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Physiology and Biochemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Domestic:
    • November 1 - Winter Term
    • March 1 - Spring Term
    • June 15 - Fall Term


    • June 15 - Winter Term
    • November 15 - Spring Term
    • March 15 - Fall Term
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • 4-year B.Sc. degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university.
  • Achieved at least a 78% overall average in the last two full-time years of the undergraduate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14437 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14437 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    11437 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11437 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for London

  • 1037 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Funding Details

  • Western Funding Package

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • Faculty of Biology Graduate Scholarships

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