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Biochemistry

Program Overview

Biochemistry is the study of the molecular events underlying biological processes. Consequently, it makes fundamental contributions to all disciplines concerned with living systems. The graduate program in Biochemistry enables students to conduct research in modern facilities, leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in a wide variety of areas including the relationship between structure and biological function in proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids as well as complex multi-component systems such as membranes and sub-cellular organelles.

Students may also be interested in the combined degree program in Medicine, Doctor of / Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD).

See video: Explore Graduate Programs at the Faculty of Medicine.

Please note: the Department of Biochemistry will not be able to consider international applicants to the MSc BCH program.

Quick Facts

Domestic International
Application deadline MSc, PhD:

Fall 2024 entry

Fall Session (September start) early deadline: 15-Jan-2024

Fall Session (September start) regular deadline: 31-Mar-2024

Winter 2025 entry

Winter Session (January start) deadline: 1-Oct-2024

 

MSc, PhD:

Fall 2024 entry

Fall Session (September start) early deadline: 15-Jan-2024

Fall Session (September start) regular deadline: 31-Mar-2024

Winter 2025 entry

Winter Session (January start) deadline: 1-Oct-2024

 

Minimum admission average MSc:

B+ average in the final two years of bachelor’s

PhD:

B+ average in Master’s

A- average in the final two years of study (for direct entry PhD)

PhD:

B+ average in Master’s

A- average in the final two years of study (for direct entry PhD)

Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD? PhD:

Yes. Applicants must have an A-minus average in the final two years of study.

PhD:

Yes. Applicants must have an A-minus average in the final two years of study.

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc, PhD:

After

PhD:

Before. Applicants need to secure a faculty sponsor BEFORE submitting an application.

If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc, PhD:

Yes – after rotation period

PhD:

In the event that the student is unable to secure a placement in a different lab after the rotation process, they will join the lab of their faculty sponsor.

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc, PhD:

Applicant

PhD:

Applicant

Are any standardized tests required/recommended? MSc, PhD:

N/A

MSc, PhD:

N/A


Verena Kozmann

“It is a great privilege to be challenged to travel beyond comfort zones.”

Verena Kozmann
PhD Candidate, Anthropology , International Visiting Graduate Student from Austria
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