List of master's-level courses

Students must complete 45 credits. Of the 45 Master's credits, 39 credits are thesis courses and the Research Seminar course. The other 6 credits are from 500-600 level complementary courses. Courses can be found in the McGill Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Calendar available on the web.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Biochemistry (Thesis) (45 credits)

Thesis Courses (36 credits)

BIOC 697 Thesis Research 1 9 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

9
BIOC 698 Thesis Research 2 12 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

12
BIOC 699 Thesis Research 3 15 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

15

Required Courses (3 credits)

A minimum attendance at 70% of seminars, including Junior and Senior Seminars, is required to pass BIOC 696

 
BIOC 696D1 Seminars in Biochemistry 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

1.5
BIOC 696D2 Seminars in Biochemistry 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

1.5

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

At least 3 credits must be chosen from the following:

BIOC 670 Biochemistry of Lipoproteins 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3
BIOC 600 Adv Strat in Genetics&Genomics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3
BIOC 603 Genomics and Gene Expression 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3
BIOC 604 Macromolecular Structure 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3
BIOC 605 Protein Biology & Proteomics 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3
EXMD 615 Essentials of Glycobiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3
EXMD 635D1 Experimental/Clinical Oncology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3
EXMD 635D2 Experimental/Clinical Oncology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3

Plus additional credits, to a minimum of 6 total complementary course-credits, of 500- or higher level courses in the biomedical and allied sciences.

Complementary courses are chosen in consultation with the research director. The Graduate Advisory Committee may stipulate additional coursework depending on the background of the candidate. BIOC 450 (Protein Structure and Function) and BIOC 454 (Nucleic Acids) are additional requirements for those who have not previously completed equivalent courses in their prior training.

Courses required for a Ph.D transfer

In order to transfer directly from the M.Sc. to the Ph.D. program, students must complete and pass Seminars in Biochemistry (BIOC 696), 6 credits of complementary courses as well as the Research Seminar 1 (BIOC 701).