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UNIVERSITY OF REGINA - [UOFR], REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN - PROGRAMS

Regina, SaskatchewanLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1911Established Year
  15276Enrollment

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Biology)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Regina

$ 3,949 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Master of Science in Biology at the University of Regina offers as a 2-years or 4-term teaching program.
  • This program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This course focus on the main following areas:
    • Ecology and evolution
    • Cell and molecular biology
    • Organismal physiology/biochemistry.
  • The program consists of only a course-based and co-op program option.
  • The student to faculty ratio for the biology program is 20:1.
  • This program consists of a minimum of 10-16 credit hours of course work and 14-20 credit hours of Biology.
  • The Department of Biology offers instruction by some of the best scientists in Canada and is recognized internationally as a leader in plant and animal science.
  • The Department of biology has close connections and collaborations with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and with various local, provincial, and national agencies.
  • A Biology Co-op student may have a job such as Research Assistant, Data Analyst, Laboratory Assistant, Technical Field.
  • Students may have job opportunities as Wildlife biologists, Zoologists, Marine biologists, Microbiologists, Biochemists or biophysicists.
  • The average salary could range from 1650 USD to 2400 USD per month, or about 11 USD to 15 USD per hour.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 12,382 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Regina
Program Urlhttps://www.uregina.ca/gradstudies/future-students/programs/biology.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must maintain an average of at least 70% and must be enrolled or completed at least 33 and no more than 60 credit hours including a current semester of study towards their Science degree.
  • Students have a four-year Bachelor's degree, or they also have three-year Bachelor's programs that are accepted as equivalent to four-year programs.
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 (B grade).
  • Students must be qualified in IELTS or TOEFL and GRE to get admission in this program.

Indian Student Eligibility

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students have to complete a four-year undergraduate degree in a relevant field.
  • Students with a marginally lower four-year average may be accepted if their performance in the last two complete years is significantly higher (75 percent or more)
  • Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test and GRE is not required.


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • College Transcripts: The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Financial Documentation: The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Two Letter of Recommendation: This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose: This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV: This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • Tests Score statement: IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English proficiency testing results.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 31


Scores Required

70 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

59 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE

328 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$3949$3949
Others$2242$2242
Total fees$6191$6191

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 4,803
Food$ 1,329

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
  • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Students can find employment on-campus or off-campus while studying at the University of Regina is a great way to get valuable work experience, gain skills to help them find jobs after their graduation, develop connections and relationships, and help their financial situation.
  • Students can work up to 20 hours per week. Working more than 20 hours per week is a violation of their study permit conditions.
  • Student visa holders in Canada may gain work experience by working off-campus while completing their studies.

Career and Placement after Course

Followings are the career/Job opportunities after M.Sc in Biology:

  • Wildlife biologist
  • Zoologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Biochemists or biophysicist



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