The Master’s in Molecular and Cellular Medicine (MCM) at the IRCM is a one-year intensive degree, with the option of fast-tracking to a doctorate. This program does not require choosing a Master’s advisor for entering the program or the preparation of a Master’s thesis.
The MCM option began in the summer of 2013 with its first cohort of students registered in the Master’s program. This customized training program accommodates a limited number of students who will have the chance to acquire a sound foundation in fundamental and applied biology. This option, focusing on translational research, brings together practical and theoretical training on core facilities and their use in research and clinical studies, two intensive internships in a molecular biology laboratory, and courses, including an introduction to the clinical setting and personalized medicine concepts, as well as the ethical issues involved in practicing personalized medicine and clinical research. The research topics focusing on the study of human diseases include metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory and immune diseases, nephrological disorders and cancer.
Intensive Master’s degree in molecular biology, Molecular and Cellular Medicine option, Université de Montréal
IRCM (affiliated with the Université de Montréal)
One year (three semesters), full time
45 (15 cr. required courses, 30 cr. laboratory internships)
Master’s of Science (M. Sc.) with the option of fast-tracking to a doctorate (PhD)
Conditions for admission
Applicants must hold Bachelor of Science with an appropriate major (such as biochemistry, biology, microbiology, chemistry); a degree in medicine with the right to practice in Canada or Quebec and/or significant experience in basic research; or an equivalent degree.*
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.