McGill University

About McGill University

McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford’s Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on our campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas. Today our professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants and d

A Brief History

McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1821 by royal charter granted by King George IV, the university bears the name of James McGill. McGill’s main campus is on the slope of Mount Royal in downtown Montreal, with a second campus situated in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, also on Montreal Island.

General Information

McGill offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study, with the highest average entering grades of any Canadian university. Most students are enrolled in the five largest faculties, namely Arts, Science, Medicine, Engineering, and Management.


Six popular courses


At McGill University, the Bachelor of Nursing program offers a comprehensive and rigorous education in the field of nursing. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for a successful nursing career. Students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on clinical experiences, and a faculty composed of experienced professionals in the field. 


The department provides a high quality of education at all levels, with undergraduate Minor, Major and Honours degree programs Beyond knowledge of economic theory per se, the training that McGill offers in Economics also embodies mathematical and statistical skills, institutional and historical knowledge, and more general analytical and reasoning skills.

Investment Management

The Investment Management Program at the Desautels Faculty of Management, is designed in consultation with a world-leading team of investment managers. A program which integrates investment management teaching, research and practice to create a unique value exchange between leading industry experts, world-class finance professors and our outstanding students, who benefit from the best possible learning experience.

Political Science

The department offers exciting opportunities for undergraduate and graduate education. The professors are dynamic teachers and internationally-known scholars. And a degree from McGill is a valuable asset, recognized around the world. McGill offers courses and programs in all of the major subfields of political science. There are many opportunities to do joint and interdisciplinary programs as well that allow students to combine their interest in political science with coursework in other disciplines.


McGill University offers a dynamic and comprehensive Bachelor's degree program in Architecture, providing students with a solid foundation in design, theory, and technical skills. The curriculum integrates both historical and contemporary perspectives, fostering creativity and critical thinking. Students at McGill's School of Architecture benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, engaging faculty, and a vibrant academic community, preparing them for successful careers in the ever-evolving field of architecture.

Computer Science

McGill University offers a comprehensive Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science, providing students with a strong foundation in theoretical and practical aspects of the field. The curriculum covers key areas such as algorithms, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and data science. With a commitment to fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills, McGill's Computer Science program prepares students for diverse career paths in technology and research while emphasizing a well-rounded education.