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Students with a bachelor’s degree who are looking enjoy a wide variety of research that is at the forefront of many fields should consider getting a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSc Thesis) degree. Research can include everything from biochemistry to molecular research, as well as cellular and developmental biology. It also ranges from genetics and immunology to bioinformatics, with applications to cancer and clinical research. As they deepen their skills, students will get to enjoy the amenities of a large city near the outdoor leisure activities of the Rocky Mountains. Completion of the program usually takes two years of full-time study.
Courses: Courses may include Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bioinformatic Resources for the Biologist.
Research Ethics: Students are required to attend Research Integrity Day sessions in the first year of their program.
Seminars: Students participate in a journal club and work-in-progress seminars for their research group, and will present one seminar per year.
Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Academic research; post-secondary and secondary teaching; industry research and consulting; business consulting, analytics, management, sales, research and marketing; scientific writing; IP and patent law; medicine (lab tech; physician; clinical scientist); veterinary medicine.
A master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Three core courses and one elective
Two years full time; four years maximum
A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted
A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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Health Sciences Centre
Foothills Campus, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
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