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PhD

Graduate Studies

On behalf of our Chair, Dr. Albert Berghuis, and the faculty members of the Department, welcome to the Department of Biochemistry. We hope that your time here will be productive and creative, as well as an enjoyable part of your education.

Course requirements

M.Sc. in Chemistry (Chemical Biology option) (45 credits)

Please note: a grayed out course title means the course is currently not offered this year.

Required courses (5 credits)

 

Course requirements

M.Sc. in Pharmacology (Chemical Biology option)

Please note: a grayed out course title means the course is currently not offered this year.

Required courses (9-15 credits)

 

Ph.D. Thesis Proposal

Ph.D. Thesis Proposal (BIOC 702)

Grade:Pass/Fail

Guidelines

The Ph.D. Thesis Proposal is essentially a summary of the previous work and research plans that the student expects to carry out and eventually incorporate into a Ph.D. thesis. It is assumed that the Ph.D. Thesis Proposal will be a joint effort on the part of the student and the research supervisor, but that the student plays the major role in the writing and organization of the Proposal. The Ph.D.

Research Seminar 1

Research Seminar 1 (BIOC 701, Junior Seminar)

Grade: Pass/Fail

Guidelines

A Research Seminar must be presented by all M.Sc. students in the Department who plan to proceed to the Ph.D. degree, as well as students who enter the Department at the Ph.D. level. The Research Seminar MUST be presented in the third (3rd) semester of graduate studies (normally held in November for those students admitted in September and April/May for those admitted in January).

Course requirements

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Biochemistry (Thesis) - Chemical Biology (47 credits)

 

Please note: a grayed out course title means the course is currently not offered this year.

Research Seminar 2

Research Seminar 2 (BIOC 703, Senior Seminar)

Grade:Pass/Fail

Guidelines

Approximately six months prior to submission of the Ph.D. thesis and before the thesis is written, a student is required to present the “Research Seminar 2” which constitutes a full hour formal presentation plus a discussion period as part of the Biochemistry Seminar Series (Academic). The Senior Seminar should present the complete, or close to complete, body of the research that will constitute the thesis, to a Department-wide audience.

List of doctoral-level courses

 

Registration for compulsory comprehensives (BIOC 701, 702, 703)

All students entering or registered in the Ph.D. program must register for the comprehensive courses (see table below). Registration for these courses is not initiated until instructed by the Student Affairs Officer (Christine Laberge).

Doctoral program

Our doctoral program aims to produce scientists who will be capable of solving biochemical and health-related problems and go on to hold leadership positions in both the public and private sectors.

Requirements for admission

Students who hold an M.Sc. degree from another recognized university (or from another McGill Department) may be considered for admission at the Ph.D. level. These candidates register at the Ph.D. 2 level.


Completing the Ph.D. program