The PhD in Molecular and Cellular Medicine (MCM) is designed to expose students to multidisciplinary training in molecular biology with a focus on cutting-edge technologies used in the context of basic and translational research. The Molecular and Cellular Medicine research themes are mainly focused on the study of human diseases. This program requires choosing a PhD advisor for entering the program.
PhD degree in molecular biology, Molecular and Cellular Medicine option, Université de Montréal
IRCM (affiliated with the Université de Montréal)
Maximum five years (15 semesters), full time
Students who have completed an intensive master's degree in molecular biology (Molecular and Cellular Medicine option, Systems Biology option) or fast-tracked to a doctorate will be required to take the course Lectures in molecular biology (BIM 7022);
New students in molecular biology will be required to take the course Lectures in molecular biology and obtain 3 to 6 additional credits (the files will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)
Students will be introduced to translational medicine within the framework of the course Translational medicine practicum (BIM 6074). They will have the opportunity to follow a theoretical training on cutting-edge technologies within the framework of the course Translational research practicum (BIM 6073) and participate in one or two clinical activities.
Doctorate degree (PhD)
Conditions for admission
Have a M.Sc. degree in an appropriate discipline (such as biochemistry, biology, microbiology, chemistry) or an equivalent diploma* or be promoted from graduate to postgraduate studies without writing a thesis (for students enrolled in the Molecular Biology program);
Hold a master’s degree (M.Sc.) with a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 out of 4.3.
French and English
The IRCM’s Academic Affairs department is continually recruiting students for this option. An admission application must also be submitted to the registrar’s office at the Université de Montréal.
For more information on tuition fees, please refer to the Université de Montréal’s website.
*To review applicants from abroad, degree equivalencies and grading systems are evaluated according to the guidelines issued by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral studies at the Université de Montréal.