Biopharmaceutical Stream

MBiotech's Biopharmaceutical stream (BioPh) is a two-year, full-time program comprised of 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 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 team work, 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. Here is a list of our internship partners. 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 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 per cent of graduates found related work in industry within six months of graduation, and 85 per cent of our students secured full-time positions even before officially 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)
Co-op Eight months are required to graduate; up to 12 months may be completed
Co-op commences  January of Year 1 (upon completion of eight months of required 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

More about the BioPh Curriculum.
More about How to Apply.