Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy MSc

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Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      5 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 30,000 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 66,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The life sciences are a very broad field of study, and this Master of Science degree will see you specialising in the public policy concerns regarding recent and upcoming advances in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and other rapidly evolving areas of technology.

    As Bioscience encapsulates all of the chemical interactions which define living things, at scales ranging from the molecular to the cellular, the individual and the whole ecosystem, you will find there is room for even more specialisation. You’ll be able to select a specialisation for yourself which matches your interests and career goals, such as:

    • Behavioural Ecology
    • Cell Biology
    • Environmental Science
    • Genetics
    • Natural Resource Management
    • Physiology

    No matter which specialty you choose, you’ll approach it from the human, environmental and aesthetic perspectives.

    The University of Winnipeg relies on a fairly interdisciplinary approach for all of its MSc degrees, and this one includes content from Biochemistry, Genetics and Genomics, Ecology, Organisational Behaviour, Law and Public Policy.

    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 to 5 years of full or part time study. In total you’ll complete 12 credit hours of coursework as well as undertaking a major research project which you will document with your Master of Science Thesis.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Seminars in Biology

    In your first year you will review the thesis proposals and literature of other research students, as well as presenting the background for your own research. In your second year, you’ll present your own results and conclusion.

    • Current Topics in Genetics and Genomics

    You’ll become familiar with the state of the art in computer-aided Genomics as well as Comparative, Structural and Functional Genetics. You will participate in presentations as well as in-depth discussions of the latest advances.

    • Current Topics in Ecology

    In this module you’ll explore the topic broadly, as well as present at least one seminar based on your own chosen topic.

    Learning And Teaching

    University of Winnipeg relies on both standard and innovative teaching techniques to convey the content of this degree. These typically include small scale lectures, tutorials and interactive skills sessions as well as seminar style classes. As a Master’s student, you will also be expected to deliver a thesis based research project.

    The Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy program is delivered mostly via the Richardson College for the Environment and Winnipeg’s BioMed City.

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of UWinnipeg’s Master of Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy program will be in an excellent position to pursue a PhD level degree at any of the world’s finest universities. You might pursue further studies in Biology or a related field, or you may look into a commercial research role in diagnostics, the biotech or pharmaceutical industries, food technology or something similar. Public and not for profit sector roles are also possible.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in an MSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a 4 year BSc degree with a GPA of 3 or better, or the international equivalent.   

    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 such as the TOEFL or IELTS.

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