Biology MSc

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Biology MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      2 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Application Deadline:

      31 January 2020

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    Course Summary

    Biology is at the core of the various Life Sciences. It is the foundation upon which specialisms like Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology and even Entomology are built, and a graduate level understanding of the principles of biology can prepare you for a wide range of careers. Everything from academic or industrial research to agriculture or forestry and wildlife roles will open up to you when you graduate.

    The MSc degree in Biology presented by Memorial University of Newfoundland is just one part of their multidisciplinary CABE (Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology) program. If your interests lie in that area, you should apply directly to the CABE program, not to the Biology MSc.

    This program allows you to become involved with the university’s world renowned research output via standard, cross-appointed and adjunct faculty positions. You can also do your own research as you study, both in the lab and in the field.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 2 years of full time study. In addition to the modules listed below, you will deliver a thesis.

    Biology Modules Include:

    • Advanced Microbial Physiology
    • Advanced Topics in Marine Invertebrates
    • Applications of the Generalized Linear Model in the Analysis of Research Data
    • Bacterial Genetics
    • Behavioural Ecology and Socio-biology
    • Being a Researcher in the Biological Sciences
    • Conservation Biology
    • Conservation in Practise
    • Field sampling approaches and applied statistical philosophy
    • Fundamental of Genetic Biotechnology
    • Genomics
    • Introduction to Bioinformatics
    • Marine Benthic Biology
    • marine fisheries resource management
    • Models in Biology
    • Molecular Biology I
    • Molecular Biology II
    • Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetic Systematics
    • Ornithology(credit cannot be obtained if already received for Biology 4620)
    • Proteomics
    • Quantitative Methods in Biology
    • Research Methods in Marine Science
    • Research Topics in Microbiology
    • Special topics in cellular and molecular endocrinology
    • The Molecular Basis of Development
    • Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Physiology
    • Topics in Ecology and Conservation Biology
    • Topics in Marine Biology

    Learning And Teaching

    Memorial University’s School of Arts and Sciences relies upon many different learning and teaching methods, depending on the subject being taught. These can include lectures and seminars, professional skills workshops and special events. Some modules may be available as distance learning or blended learning programs.  

    The Biology program in particular will give you plenty of experience in practical lab work and academic research techniques, preparing you for nearly any research or industrial biology career.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree will prepare you for many different life sciences careers. Some students will seek out PhD level programs in Biology, or will enter into various professional programs. Others will seek immediate employment. Because of Memorial’s great reputation in this field, you’ll have a significant advantage as you seek your first roles. Memorial University of Newfoundland graduates work in some of the most advanced research labs in Canada, in the public, private and not for profit sectors.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 2 year MSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a Baccalaureate degree in a relevant field, or the international equivalent. Entry is competitive, and applicants should be able to show good overall grades.

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise noted, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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