36 months
18360 CAD/year
4710 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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This Biochemistry degree at University of Winnipeg combines knowledge and methodologies of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and microbiology with those of the physical sciences to investigate living systems.  

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Biochemistry is the chemistry of life. It includes the structure and function of biologically important molecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids like DNA, carbohydrates, lipids, and many smaller biologicallyactive chemicals. 

Graduates of the Biochemistry degree at University of Winnipeg  work in many different fields. These include research on the molecular basis of diseases, development of pesticides and medical diagnostics, forensics, immunology, environmental remediation, and physiology. Throughout this program (formerly known as Molecular Biology) important developments in the field are highlighted and future directions explored. 

Career opportunities  

Career opportunities for graduates of this program lie in life science-oriented industries such as food technology, pest control, and the design and manufacture of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. 

Graduates may work in government labs or a variety of private industries. A bachelor’s degree in biochemistry may qualify you to enter medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy. It may also provide the foundation for further research and study at the graduate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cells and Cellular Processes 
  • Intermediate Biochemistry
  • Molecular Enzymology 
  • Basic Principles of Chemical Reactivity 
  • Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
  • Genetics  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits
  • 3 years: 90 credits
  • 4 years: 120 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Required High School Course(s): Chemistry and Math
  • American High School Curriculum -  Complete grade 12 with a minimum high school average of C+ or better on a minimum of 5 academic subjects. Please note: Home School Students must provide SAT scores sent directly from College Board. 
  • Students will still need to meet the English Language Requirements of the university. The admissions office has expanded the requirements to include the Duolingo English Test as an approved form of meeting English proficiency for September 2020 and January 2021. The required score will be a minimum of 115 on the test. 
  • British Patterned Education - General Certificate of Education, with two subjects at Advanced Level and three at Ordinary Level, or three subjects at Advanced Level and one at the Ordinary Level. Secondary School Grade: C (with no mark below a D)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18360 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18360 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4710 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4710 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Winnipeg

1056 - 1650 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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