Memorial University of Newfoundland - Faculty of Medicine

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Human Genetics

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Program Information

School:Memorial University of Newfoundland - Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Genetics, General
Description:The graduate programme in human genetics will enable students to pursue academic studies and research towards an MSc or PhD degree in a number of areas of genetics. Strengths of the faculty are in the areas of cancer genetics, genetic epidemiology, gene mapping, medical genetics, birth defects and population genetics. Faculty members from all three Divisions of the Faculty of Medicine (Basic Sciences, Community Health and Clinical Sciences) participate in the programme. This multi-disciplinary integrated approach to teaching and research training is designed to provide trainees with an understanding of human genetics which includes both theory and practical applications of human disease. The close association of basic and clinical researchers provide an ideal setting in which to obtain an integrated understanding of human genetics.
URL:Human Genetics at Memorial University of Newfoundland - Faculty of Medicine
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,049

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Students wishing to enter the programme will arrange a supervisor who will sponsor their application to the graduate programme and arrange for financial support with the School of Graduate Studies. In order to obtain an MSc or PhD degree, students will be required to have completed an advanced undergraduate course in genetics, a minimum of two graduate level courses and a thesis based on original research. Students admitted to or transferring to the PhD programme will be required to pass a comprehensive examination in accordance with the regulations governing the School of Graduate Studies. Master's degree in an appropriate area of study.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 16, 2012