Why Biochemistry @ Memorial?
Our graduate program provides an advanced education with the goal of preparing students for a career in research or other STEM disciplines. We offer MSc and PhD programs, and many of our MSc students successfully transfer to PhD. Our department is both unique and diverse, with expertise in nutrition, human metabolism, the molecular structure and function of proteins and membranes, and food science, as well as a background in physiology and the molecular etiology of normal and disease conditions ranging from obesity, cardiovascular diseases, neurology, and cancer to gastrointestinal tract biology and immune cell function. As part of the Faculty of Science, students will be given the opportunity to collaborate with academics from a wide range of backgrounds. Memorial University also boasts a new state-of-the-art Animal Research Center, modernizing medical research in the province. After graduation, students either continue on the academic track, move on to industry or government jobs, or pursue a career in medicine.
Description of programs
- MSc – The MSc is available in Biochemistry or Food Science. The program involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years of full-time study.
- PhD – The PhD is available in Biochemistry or Food Science. The 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 connect with 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 application search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.
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
Potential career options and outcomes
Medical professional, pharmacist, researcher in industry, educator, professor
Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit www.mun.ca/finance/fees/.
Duration (Full-time students):
MSc: 2 years
PhD: 4 years
March 1 for Fall admission
July 1 for Winter admission
November 1 for Spring admission
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