Human Anatomy and Cell Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #301 (ARWU) ,
The purpose is to prepare students for careers in biomedical research, for teaching in selective areas of anatomy and admission to clinical programs. It is the only department to offer basic and advanced courses in gross, microscopic and developmental anatomy. It also offers courses in neuroscience, cell biology, electron microscopy and cardiac lipids.


The department houses state-of-the-art equipment such as the histomorphology and ultrastructural imaging platform, microscopic imaging core facility, electron microscopy suite equipped with transmission electron microscopes, tissue culture facilities, ultracentrifuge, advanced molecular biology and protein analysis and small animal facility. Individual research laboratories are equipped with microscopes (fluorescence, transmitted light, dissecting), high performance liquid chromatography, and radio immunoassay capabilities, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), molecular engineering and other molecular biology facilities.

Why Study at U of M?

Excellent teaching programs are enriched by the scholarly pursuits of department members who are engaged in high-quality research in the following areas: neurosciences, cancer research, cardiovascular sciences, stem cell research, musculoskeletal research and clinical orthopedics.

Students are also provided with the opportunity to use a variety of contemporary techniques such as light microscopy, two and three dimensional fluorescent imaging techniques, electron microscopy, morphometrics, tissue culture and transplantation, immunocytochemistry, in-situ hybridization, radioimmunoassay, electrophoresis, animal experimentation and transgenics, molecular biology, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy at our facilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Microscopic Anatomy
  • Human Developmental (Embryology) Anato­my
  • Biostatistics
  • Readings in Anatomy
  • Human Macroscopic Anatomy
  • Neuroscience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    12 credit hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Application for Admission Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcript Requirements
  • Name changes/differences on documentation must be supported with official evidence.
  • Other supporting documentation may include: a copy of your CV; a statement of interest; sample of writing.
  • A copy of birth certificate or passport
Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. The following categories of students may be accepted for graduate study in this department:
  • 4-year undergraduate Science degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10240 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4654 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4654 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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.


Graduate students are eligible for intramural scholarship support offered by the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science. In addition, they are eligible for extramural support from local agencies like the Manitoba Health Research Council and the Health Sciences Centre Research Foundation.

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