University of Victoria

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
6499 CAD/year
5182 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemistry program of University of Victoria, British Columbia need new approaches and techniques.


The Chemistry program of University of Victoria, British Columbia emphasize areas of research over the traditional sub-disciplines of chemistry.

Collaborate, innovate and hone your research and teaching skills while taking part in projects that address complex challenges, such as:

  • Developing new drug delivery and detection models
  • Creating new materials that support energy-efficient computer memory
  • Synthesizing complex molecules in pursuit of cancer therapies
  • Using nanotechnology to improve early detection of concussion

Chemistry students get a head start on their careers with hands-on experience in modern laboratories, research experience courses and a dynamic co-op program.

Chemistry is the ideal preparation for a career or further studies in a wide variety of allied disciplines and interdisciplinary areas.

Career paths

  • Agricultural scientist
  • Chemical biology researcher
  • Clinical chemist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Environmental sustainability manager
  • Laboratory technician
  • Materials scientist
  • Medical/health professional
  • Petroleum scientist
  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • Process chemist
  • Quality control chemist
  • Research & development director
  • Research assistant
  • Research manager or primary investigator
  • Teacher or professor
  • Veterinarian
  • Waste management scientist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Development and Societal Engagement for Chemists
  • Topics in Instrumental Analysis
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
145 (verbal)
155 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)

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

  • Apply online
  • Upload a resume and copies of your transcripts from previous institutions. 
  • Provide the email addresses of two professors or other academic authorities familiar with your work.
  • English proficiency score
  • GRE scores (if required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6499 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6499 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5182 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5182 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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Updated over a year ago

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University of Victoria


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