Applied Biotechnology (Non-Thesis), Master | McGill University | Québec, Canada
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Applied Biotechnology (Non-Thesis)

24 months
900 CAD/credit 20250 CAD/year
291 CAD/credit 6547 CAD/year
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The Applied Biotechnology (Non-Thesis) program at McGill University offers a course-based curriculum with practical training in laboratory courses and internships offered through the Institute of Parasitology. Graduates typically enter the biotechnology sector in research, management, or sales, or accept government positions.


About this Program

Applied Biotechnology (Non-Thesis) candidates at McGill University must possess a bachelor's degree in the biological/molecular sciences or an equivalent program. This applied master's program is unique in Quebec. It aims to prepare students for entry into the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry or to pursue further graduate studies in biomedicine, agriculture, or the environment. Students can choose from a wide range of complementary courses given throughout the McGill campuses to “design” their own program toward a future career choice. The program provides in-house training in molecular biology with a strong focus on the molecular/biochemical sciences. Concurrently, it provides teaching in management and gives students the opportunity to look at the business aspect of biotechnology.

A research internship of four to eight months is carried out in an active laboratory, and students learn to present and write research results. Graduates will find jobs ranging from positions as research assistants and/or technicians in biomedical or pharmaceutical laboratories to managerial or supervisory positions. They may also pursue a career in the business of biotechnology including patent and intellectual property management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Project
  • Selected Topics in Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Biotechnology Management
  • Genetics and Bioethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6547 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 291 CAD per credit during 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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