Université de Montréal

PhD in Biochemistry

Faculty of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Overview and specifics

Number

3-465-1-0

Level

Graduate

Type

Philosophiae Doctor (Ph. D.)

Credits

90 credits

Program Type

Dissertation or thesis track

Description

This doctorate program provides in-depth training in biomedical and basic research with a seminar course and as much time as possible dedicated to laboratory work.

Objectives

The program gives students a background in biochemistry and molecular biology research. Students will carry out a laboratory research project under the supervision of an experienced professor or researcher. Once they finish their projects, which generally take between two and five years, graduates can directly enter the job market or continue their training with a postdoctoral fellowship that may eventually lead to a research position.

Comments

Also see the provisions for direct entry to the PhD programs in the Faculty of Medicine.

Regulations

Studies in this program are governed by the educational regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the provisions for direct entry to the PhD programs in the Faculty of Medicine, and the following provisions:

1. Admission requirements
To be admitted as a regular student in the PhD (Biochemistry) program, candidates must:

1.1 Admission requirements – Entry to PhD from MSc

1.2 Admission requirements – Direct entry to PhD from MSc without dissertation

1.3 Admission requirements – Direct entry to PhD from BSc

Program structure (3-465-1-0)

The doctorate program consists of 90 credits. There are six options:

Research must be done as a residency at either Université de Montréal or a research laboratory of an affiliated institute or hospital approved by the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Medicine.

Students are required to take seminar courses throughout the program.

Entry to PhD from MSc and direct entry to PhD from MSc without dissertation.
This program consists of 4 mandatory course credits and 86 credits for research and a thesis. It also includes additional courses depending on candidates' needs. 

Direct entry to PhD from BSc.
This program consists of 4 mandatory course credits and 86 credits for research and a thesis. Students must complete all master’s-level courses that relate to their chosen option for the PhD program.

Legend: CR: Credit, SC: Schedule, D: Day, E: Evening

Segment 70 Flexible Stream option

All credits in this option are mandatory. Out of the 90 credits, 86 are for research and a thesis.

Block 70A Mandatory - 4 credits

Course Title CR SC
BCM 70511 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.1 0
BCM 70512 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.2 2
Course Title CR SC
BCM 70521 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.1 0
BCM 70522 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.2 2

Block 70B Research and thesis Mandatory - 86 credits

Course Title CR SC
BCM 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0
BCM 7290 Thesis 86

Segment 71 Systems Biology option

This option consists of 1 mandatory course credit, 3 optional course credits and 86 credits for research and a thesis.

Block 71A Mandatory – 4 credits

Course Title CR SC
BCM 70511 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.1 0
BCM 70512 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.2 2
Course Title CR SC
BCM 70521 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.1 0
BCM 70522 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.2 2

Block 71B Research and Thesis Mandatory – 86 credits

Course Title CR SC
BCM 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0
BCM 7920 Thesis 86

Segment 73 Human Genomics option

All credits in this option are mandatory. Out of the 90 credits, 86 are for research and a thesis.

Block 73A Mandatory – 4 credits

Course Title CR SC
BCM 70511 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.1 0
BCM 70512 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.2 2
Course Title CR SC
BCM 70521 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.1 0
BCM 70522 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.2 2

Block 73B Research and Thesis Mandatory – 86 credits

Course Title CR SC
BCM 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0
BCM 7920 Thesis 86

Segment 74 In Silico Biochemistry option

All credits in this option are mandatory. Out of the 90 credits, 86 are for research and a thesis.

Block 74A Mandatory – 4 credits

Course Title CR SC
BCM 70511 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.1 0
BCM 70512 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.2 2
Course Title CR SC
BCM 70521 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.1 0
BCM 70522 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.2 2

Block 74B Research and Thesis Mandatory – 86 credits

Course Title CR SC
BCM 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0
BCM 7920 Thesis 86

Segment 75 Cellular Dynamics of Macromolecular Complexes

All credits in this option are mandatory. Out of the 90 credits, 86 are for research and a thesis.

Block 75A Mandatory – 4 credits

Course Title CR SC
BCM 70511 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.1 0
BCM 70512 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.2 2
Course Title CR SC
BCM 70521 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.1 0
BCM 70522 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.2 2

Block 75B Research and Thesis Mandatory – 86 credits

Course Title CR SC
BCM 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0
BCM 7920 Thesis 86

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