University of Lethbridge - School of Graduate Studies

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Biosystems and Biodiversity

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Program Information

School:University of Lethbridge - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Environmental Biology
Description:The PhD in Biosystems and Biodiversity is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following contributing departments/areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Geography.

Research in this program emphasises the interactions of organisms with both biotic and abiotic components of the environment. Areas of research include animal ecology, plant ecology, microbial ecology, parasitology, molecular systematics, biogeography, physiological ecology, remote sensing, environmental genetics, toxicology, developmental biology, phytochemistry, and plant physiology. In their programs, the researchers use a wide range of techniques to study a wide range of organisms, including animals, plants, bacteria, and fungi. Many research programs include a combination of laboratory and field studies.
URL:Biosystems and Biodiversity at University of Lethbridge - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:48 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,838
International: $13,532

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.

Admission Requirements


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

    Applicants normally must meet the following requirements: - Hold a master's degree in a related discipline - Have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on the uLethbridge 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level term courses (all majors except for CSPT and Education majors). - Demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) for graduate student Note: PhD in Cultural, Social and Political Thought (CSPT) requires cumulative grade point average of 3.50, on a 4.00 scale, on all graded master’s-level courses.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.

    * 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 September 11, 2017