Overview and specifics
Dissertation or thesis track
- Offered at the Montréal campus
- Offered at the MIL campus
- Day course
- With international exchange option
- Guaranteed financial support of at least $15,000 a year
Become an independent scientist by earning your PhD in Biological Sciences! Prove your ability to develop unique knowledge in a field of your choice.
At the doctoral level, you will prepare a thesis making a significant, original and high-quality scientific contribution. Your research should also lead to scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.
You will develop and carry out your own original research projects! This is the perfect way to launch a career in advanced research in academia, government or industry.
Although Université de Montréal is a French-language university, many of our research departments are open to creating a bilingual environment for students in graduate-level programs. These departments are aware of the importance of bilingualism in order for graduate students to succeed in their research careers.
Students who are proficient in English are therefore welcome and accepted into graduate-level programs.
The main objective of the PhD is to train students to become independent scientists. Through a research project developed in collaboration with a research supervisor, the doctoral student-researchers will demonstrate their ability to develop original ideas in a field of knowledge and gradually master the scientific methodology to follow to achieve project objectives.
The purpose of the Museum Studies option is to train students to become independent scientists with a specialization in museology. Through a research project involving the use of museum databases or collections and developed in collaboration with a research supervisor, the doctoral student-researchers will demonstrate their ability to develop original ideas in a field of knowledge and gradually master the scientific methodology to follow to achieve project objectives.
The research should make a significant, original and high-quality scientific contribution and lead to scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Graduates should be able to develop and carry out their own original research projects. They should also be able to present and defend their ideas and pursue an advanced research career in academia, government or industry.
- Laboratories equipped with the most sophisticated instruments.
- The Biodiversity Centre, housing the Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection and the Marie-Victorin Herbarium, among other valuable collections.
- The Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV): an exceptional site for basic and applied research, located within the Montréal Botanical Garden, staffed by renowned professors and researchers.
- The Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en limnologie et en environnement aquatique (GRIL): the only group studying eastern Canadian freshwater ecology.
- The Station de biologie des Laurentides: a true natural laboratory in a protected setting.
- The Symposium: an annual assembly focusing on the work of graduate student-researchers.
- Weekly seminars (in French) given by internationally reputed guest scientists.
- Guaranteed financial support of at least $15,000 a year. Get informed!
Members of the Graduate Studies Committee
- Bernard Angers, président
- Daniel Boisclair
- Frédérique Dubois
- Jean-François Pflieger
- David Morse
- Jean Rivoal
- Pierre Luc Chagnon
- Student representative
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