Why Biochemistry @ Memorial?

The Department of Biochemistry offers MSc and PhD degree programs in both Biochemistry and Food Science. The programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and experience required of modern researchers. The research specializations of our faculty encompass different frontiers of metabolic regulation and nutritional biochemistry; food science, food engineering and marine biotechnology; molecular and cell biology; and the structures and functions of macromolecular complexes such as muscle and lipid membranes.

Description of programs

  • MSc – The MSc program involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years of full-time study.
  • PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis, and can be completed in four years of full-time study.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Biochemistry website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study
  • PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study


Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change.The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Program Information
Degrees Offered:

MSc, PhD




MSc: 2 years
PhD: 4 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

March 1 for Fall admission

July 1 for Winter admission

November 1 for Spring admission


MSc: $14,250-$17,250
PhD: $16,500-$19,500

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Tuition (NL students):

MSc: $635-$953/semester
PhD: $888/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MSc: $826-$1,239/semester
PhD: $1,154/semester

Tuition (International students):

MSc: $1,074-$1,611/semester
PhD: $1,499/semester

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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000