Brandon University - Graduate Studies

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Environmental and Life Sciences (MELS)

Brandon University - Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences, Other
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,727

Cost shown includes auxiliary and compulsory fees.



The Master of Science (Environmental and Life Sciences) degree (MELS) is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the following: technical skills in applied and theoretical research, project design and reporting; the ability to integrate and apply knowledge and techniques across a suite of disciplines to selected areas of interest within the environmental and life sciences; courses integrating knowledge and techniques drawn from the traditional disciplines of biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, and geology; an interdisciplinary thesis that investigates the interactions within and among organisms and/or the environment at scales from the molecular to planet-wide; and training in the application of life and environmental science technologies.


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Students will normally have a four year Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.Sc., or equivalent) or a three year Bachelor’s degree supplemented by any combination of the following that, in the judgment of the MELS Steering Committee, constitutes the equivalency of a fourth year of undergraduate study: post-graduation studies, professional experience in an area of environmental science or life sciences (including, but not limited to, the subject areas biology, chemistry, geography and geology), accreditation by relevant professional associations. Students will normally have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.30 (“B+”) in the last 30 credit hours of study completed prior to application for entry.

* 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 January 11, 2023