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Parasitology - Bioinformatics

McGill University

48 months
16750 CAD/year
2726 CAD/year
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An advanced, original research project in an area of parasitology is undertaken supervised by faculty staff, and a thesis is produced in the Parasitology - Bioinformatics PhD at McGill University. 


Additional coursework in the field of bioinformatics is required for this Parasitology - Bioinformatics PhD at McGill University. Graduates are well suited for a teaching or research career, especially where there is particular emphasis on the science of bioinformatics.


A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. 

The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics Seminar
  • Cell Biology and Infection
  • Host-Parasite Interactions
  • PhD Comprehensive Exam
  • Parasitology Ph.D. Seminar
  • Structural Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for either the M.Sc. or the Ph.D. thesis research degree should possess a bachelor's degree in the biological or medical sciences with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.2/4.0 (second class–upper division). High grades are expected in courses considered by the academic unit to be preparatory to the graduate program. Previous experience in parasitology is not essential.
  • Prospective students are required to be competent with both written and oral communication in English. Applicants whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction, or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16750 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8375 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    2726 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 CAD per semester during 48 months.


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