In the MSc program you’ll take courses to broaden your knowledge and your own research will be the core of your degree. We emphasize special areas of research over the traditional sub-disciplines of chemistry. You’ll have access to resources and facilities that will help you hone your research skills.

We’ll give you the tools to become an efficient and productive scientist. In our MSc, you’ll learn skills that will help you in your future careers. You’ll be encouraged to publish your research in scientific journals and also have the opportunity to present at conferences.

You can add the Polymer Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery (PoND) training program to your degree. PoND is a Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) training program. PoND addresses critical gaps in the research area of chronic diseases.

PoND offers trainees scientific knowledge and technical skills, as well as problem-solving and industrial perspectives. You’ll graduate uniquely employer-ready for the pharmaceuticals and drug delivery sectors.

Students who have graduated with UVic Chemistry Honours degrees (or equivalent) and wish to continue their undergraduate research at the MSc level may be exempted some coursework and complete the accelerated option in four terms.

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CA$8,077 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 years


May 2024

Start Month

Apr 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • May 2024
  • September 2024
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  • January 2026
  • May 2026
  • September 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time