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 Biotechnology (M.Sc.A Non-Thesis)
SchoolMcGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
LocationMontréal, QC, Canada
School TypeGraduate School
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 26,765
Full-time Graduate: 10,411
Length16 Month(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites Notes
International: $12,600

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.
DescriptionCandidates 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.

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