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Biology (PhD)

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Degree
Doctorate (PhD)
Department
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Program type
Thesis
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Duration
4 years
Credits
90 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter

Program overview

The PhD in Biology is a research-intensive program that will enhance your expertise while placing an emphasis on creativity and innovation. Our faculty members work in a wide variety of biological sciences, including (1) cell/molecular biology, genomic and synthetic biology; as well as (2) Ecology, evolution and conservation. Working closely with a faculty mentor, you will master modern research methods while enlarging your disciplinary knowledge, analytical skills and critical thinking. You will gain an in-depth understanding of current scientific literature and the training, knowledge and techniques needed to become an effective and engaged scientist. Montreal's status as a major centre for applied research means you'll benefit from an academic ecosystem that includes four major universities and their research centres, federal and provincial agencies and a thriving private sector that frequently seeks partnerships with academic researchers.

Program structure

Admission requirements

  • MSc degree in life sciences.
  • At least a B average overall during the applicant’s undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • A thesis supervisor chosen by mutual agreement among the student, the Graduate Studies Committee and the potential supervisor.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

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