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M.Sc. On Campus

Biology

University of Victoria

24 months
Duration
5074 CAD/year
4022 CAD/year
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About

The Biology program of University of Victoria, British Columbia offers full-time, research-intensive MS and PhD programs.

Overview

The Biology program of University of Victoria, British Columbia is typically 2-2.5 years in length. PhD degrees are typically 4-5 years in length. Students in the MSc program can request to transfer to the PhD program, with approval of their supervisory committee, and within the appropriate timeline.

Our faculty are making an impact with a number of vital research programs:

  • Ecology and evolution
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Forest biology
  • Marine science
  • Neurobiology

At UVic, your research will be supported by access to research centres and groups, and dedicated facilities including research labs, Bev Glover Greenhouse, aquatics facility and our strong connections with local institutional scientists and the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

Programme Structure

Course Requirements

  •  The MSc program requires 2 courses (3 units in total) and the PhD program requires 3 courses (4.5 units in total) of 500 level course work (NOTE: a ‘term’ course = 1.5 units). Decisions on course load are made by the student and his/her supervisor, with recommendations from the student’s supervisory committee.
  •  Courses are selected to expand a student's expertise, to develop a technical ability, or to provide theoretical background critical to the execution of the proposed research. In some cases, the course load is designed to strengthen a student's perceived weakness.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications and inquiries are accepted year-round.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

16 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the MSc program requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Biology or Biochemistry or related field, with a minimum grade point of 6.5 on the University of Victoria 9-point scale (= B+/A-), or its equivalent, in the second half of a BSc (last two years or equivalent).  Please note that our minimum GPA requirement is higher than the Faculty of Graduate Studies' minimum requirement.
  • Admission to the PhD program will normally require an MSc in Biology or Biochemistry or related field, with a minimum GPA of 7.0 (=A-, 1st class standing) on the University of Victoria 9-point scale.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5074 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5074 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4022 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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