Non-thesis MSc

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button that links to Western application system for graduate studiesNOTE: The Biochemistry Non-thesis MSc program is currently undergoing restructuring. We are not accepting applications at this time. Candidates interested in non-thesis studies can apply to the Western MSc program in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS).

The non-thesis Master of Science (MSc) is a one-year, course-based degree.

This program is available to students with a four-year undergraduate BSc (or equivalent) with a major or specialization in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biology, Chemistry, or related discipline, as judged appropriate by the Biochemistry Graduate Program.

The admission requirements include >78% average over the last two academic years of your undergraduate program. Applicants to the program must have taken a minimum of a 1.0 credit Biochemistry course at the 3rd year level, such as BIOC 3381 (0.5 credit Biological Macromolecules) plus BIOC 3382 (0.5 credit Biochemical Regulation).

The non-thesis program is designed to challenge students to maximize their transferable skills in both independent and team-based projects within the Biochemistry discipline. The program start date is 1 Sept of each year. After completion of the degree, students have the option of applying to the PhD program.