What is the value of a master's in microbiology courses in Canada?And which university is the best for pursuing the degree?

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Faisal Mohdd

Faisal Mohdd

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Local and international students can pursue a master's in Microbiology in Canada at several leading universities. This academic program teaches students about the enormous universe of germs and bacteria. Students majoring in microbiology research bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts, and algae. Graduates in this subject have a wide range of professional options, including work in research labs, medical offices, or as science writers.

Best universities in Canada for Microbiology master's degrees

The University of British Columbia

The following criteria must be met to enroll in the course:

  1. The applicant's undergraduate course grade must be at least 65 per cent.
  2. Alternatively, candidates should have a 4-year bachelor's degree in food science or a related field with first division grades or a CGPA of 8 on a 10-point scale.
  3. Applicants must also hold a bachelor's degree in one of the fields: Forestry, Engineering, and Medicine.    
  • TOEFL – 100
  • IELTS – 6.5 in each category
  • Course Fee (in CAD): 27,255

McGill University    

The following are the course's entry requirements:

  1. The minimum requirement for applicants is a 4-year bachelor's degree with a CGPA of 3.2 in the required subject areas. Other qualification standards are as follows:
  2. A three-year bachelor's degree from a NAAC-rated institution with an A rating.
  3. A 3-year bachelor's degree and a 2-year master's degree from a NAAC-rated school
  4. Candidates with a BSc. Honours in the relevant academic discipline
  5. Candidates must obtain at least 20 points in each TOEFL component.
  • TOEFL – 86
  • IELTS – 6.5   
  • Course Fee (in CAD): 30,861

University of Victoria

The following are the course's entry requirements:

  1. Candidates must earn a 4-year bachelor's degree with 60 per cent of the possible points or a 7 out of 10 CGPA.
  2. Candidates with equivalent credentials from an accredited university must have earned a B+ in their final two years of coursework.
  3. Additionally, they must have finished an undergraduate program with a background in microbiology and biochemistry.
  • IELTS – 6.5   
  • Course Fee (in CAD): 5,118

Dalhousie University

The following are the course's entry requirements:

  1. Candidates must possess a 4-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Must sustain a CGPA of 3.3 throughout the graduate program.
  • IELTS – 7.5   
  • Course Fee (in CAD): 16,552

University of Ottawa

The following are the course's entry requirements:

  1. Applicants must have finished their bachelor's of sciences with a minimum score of 75 per cent.
  2. Candidates must have an outstanding academic record across all of their prior qualifications. To demonstrate their research abilities, they must give the transcripts and reports.
  • IELTS – 7   
  • Course Fee (in CAD): 25,210
  • Microbiologists' employment prospects are predicted to increase by 5% between 2020 and 2030, less than the average growth rate for other occupations. However, many reputable MNCs and organizations in the health sector significantly demand qualified microbiologists.


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