The Biopharmaceutical Stream

 MBiotech’s Biopharmaceutical stream (BioPhis a two-year, full-time program comprising required coursework and an internship placement in industry. Students complete eight months of full-time study, after which they begin 8-12 months of mandatory, paid industry internships (the Work Terms).

The BioPh stream teaches stages of drug development, drug and medical device regulation (with a drug emphasis), clinical trial design and drug action through the molecular biology laboratory and courses in biotechnology in medicine and biomaterials and protein chemistry theory.

The carefully selected combination of courses, coupled with relevant industry experience and a strong focus on teamwork, provides our graduates with a truly interdisciplinary educational experience at a world-renowned university.

Our industry partners are world leaders, including AMGEN, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Sanofi Pasteur and many others. In addition to the paid internship, our students have the opportunity to work on a broad scope of team-based projects as part of their core courses, many of these in partnership with industry and leading teaching hospitals. Learn more about our student projects here.

Program graduates benefit from a wide range of opportunities upon graduation. Browse through our alumni profiles to explore the diverse areas and pathways students can pursue with an MBiotech degree. Our most recent employment survey showed that 100 percent of graduates found related work in industry within six months of graduation, and 85 percent of our students secured full-time positions prior to graduating.

Program Details

Program Start  Annually each May (no other entry point is offered).
Duration  Two years, full-time (no part time option is offered).
Work Terms  Eight months are required to graduate; up to 12 months may be completed.
Work Terms Begin  January of Year 1 (following completion of eight months’ coursework).
Admission Period  September to January annually; rolling admission is not offered; all applications are reviewed after the application deadline.
Interviews  Required for short-listed candidates; admission offers commence. upon the completion of interviews

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