Ph.D. On Campus

Biochemistry - Chemical Biology

McGill University

36 months
16122 CAD/year
2624 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biochemistry - Chemical Biology program from McGill University is engaged in a diverse range of research topics which span structural biology, enzymology, nucleic acid research, signalling pathways, single molecule biophysics, and biophysical chemistry of living tissues. 


The Chemical Biology graduate option is centred on the pursuit of an original research project under the direction of one or more mentors. 

The Biochemistry - Chemical Biology program is supported by McGill University and by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through its Strategic Training Initiatives program.

Key Features 

  • The program of training incorporates several important features, including a diverse curriculum and programs of seminars, workshops, and discussion groups designed to provide students with a well-rounded exposure to both the chemical and biological aspects of the discipline. 
  • The Ph.D. option provides advanced training in Chemical Biology based on independent research.
  • Financial support for students in the program is available from a variety of sources, including competitively awarded CIHR-funded Chemical Biology Scholarship awards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminars in Biochemistry
  • Research Seminar
  • Thesis Proposal
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Genomics and Gene Expression
  • Drug Design
  • Stereochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16122 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16122 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2624 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2624 CAD per year during 36 months.


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