Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (MSc)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Life Sciences
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Experimental Medicine
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine
 

Overview

Experimental Medicine is the study of the pathogenesis and treatment of disease. Modern experimental medicine represents a rapidly growing body of knowledge involving the determination of diseases processes and the development of appropriate therapies.

The Experimental Medicine Program is intended for individuals seeking a career in research. The Department of Medicine offers opportunities and facilities for advanced studies in experimental medicine, leading toward the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Members of the Department direct research programs in a wide range of basic and clinically relevant areas. There are a variety of special interest areas of national and international stature. Specialties within the Experimental Medicine Program include: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Immunology, Medical Oncology, Molecular Biology, Nephrology, Neurology and Respiratory Medicine.

Students may work with investigators located on the main campus of the University of B.C., or they may work in laboratories located off campus (Vancouver General Hospital, Jack Bell Research Centre, Terry Fox Laboratory, St. Paul's Hospital, Biomedical Research Centre, BC Children's Hospital).

 

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Application Notes

It is not required to secure a supervisor at the time of the application, but the application will only be reviewed once a supervisor is secured.

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

96
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0

Prior degree requirements

Applicants with a Bachelor in Science will be considered for entry to this program.

Funding Sources

Students who start in the M.Sc. program and who do not have a major scholarship, will receive a minimum stipend of $18,000 per year from their supervisor.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,600.60$2,811.98
Tuition per year$4,801.80$8,435.94
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications7044473851
Offers3930332834
New registrations3830312630
Total enrolment9182687071

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 88.24% based on 68 students admitted between 2007 - 2010. Based on 57 graduations between 2013 - 2016 the minimum time to completion is 1.16 years and the maximum time is 4.32 years with an average of 2.69 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 29 September 2017].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Afshar, Kourosh (Genital reconstruction and pediatric renal transplant)
  • Aparicio, Samuel (Breast cancer, genome sequencing )
  • Ashe, Maureen (Hip fracture, rehabilitation and mobility limitation)
  • Av-Gay, Yossef (Tuberculosis)
  • Avina Zubieta, Juan Antonio (Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases (SARDs); Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE); Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA); Long term effectiveness; Multivariate analyses; Outcomes assessment; Pharmaco-epidemiology)
  • Ayas, Najib (Public health and afety consequences of sleep apnea and sleep deprivation)
  • Beristain, Alexander Guillermo (Healthy Starts; cellular and molecular processes that direct trophoblast cell biology in early placental development; Examining the A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase (ADAM) family in trophoblast biology; Examining the effects of obesity-associated inflammation on the maternal-fetal interface; Identifying gene expression differences in subpopulations of trophoblasts in normal and pathological pregnancies )
  • Blydt-Hansen, Tom (Childhood Diseases; Pediatric kidney transplant; Injury phenotype; Rejection; Biomarkers; Metabolomics; Chemokines)
  • Boyd, John (The cross-application of techniques from cardiovascular physiology and immunology has resulted in exciting discoveries, including proving for the first time that stimulation of Toll-Like Receptors expressed by cardiac myocytes resulted in cardiac contractile dysfunction)
  • Brauer, Michael (air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology)
  • Brunham, Liam (understanding how changes in specific genes contribute to differences in drug-response as well as to alterations in plasma lipid levels and their relationship to metabolic and cardiovascular disease.)
  • Brussoni, Mariana (injury prevention, accident prevention, fathering, risk-taking )
  • Bryan, Stirling (Economics of health care, policy, from UK)
  • Buttyan, Ralph (Kidneys, Urinary System, Benign Bladder Dysfunctions)
  • Carleton, Bruce (Pharmacogenomics, Adverse drug reactions (ADRs), Drug safety and effectiveness, Clinical pharmacology, Pharmacovigilance)
  • Carlsten, Christopher (Health Care, Air Pollution, Gene-Environment Interactions, Public Health, Environmental Health, Respirology, and Knowledge Translation., Air pollution health effects, Controlled inhalation models, Effects of complex inhaled exposures)
  • Cashman, Neil (prion disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, protein misfolding diseases, Alzheimer's)
  • Cherkasov, Artem (Drug design; Bioinformatics, Molecular modeling; Proteomics; Artificial intelligence; Antibiotics )
  • Chew, Ben (how kidney stones form and in particular intestinal absorption of minerals that can form kidney stones (calcium and oxalate); genetically modifying bacteria normally used to make yogurt to express a naturally occurring enzyme that breaks down oxalate, thus preventing its absorption into the body where it can combine with calcium to form kidney stones.)
  • Christenson, James (resuscitation)
  • Cibere, Jolanda (Arthritis & Joint Health, early detection, risk factors, biomarker determination, disease-modifying drugs, arthroplasty)
  • Conway, Edward (Translational research, blood, hemostasis-thrombosis, transfusion, coagulation, hematology, transgenic mice, vascular biology, endothelial, immunity, bleeding, thrombosis, arthritis, Coagulation, innate immunity, endothelial medicine, inflammation, cardiovascular disease)
  • Cox, Michael (genetic testing, experiences of hereditary risk, social and ethical implications of genetics, interpersonal and family communication, qualitative research, narrative and story, Prostate cancer)
  • Daley, Denise (complex diseases such as cancer, asthma, and heart disease, with a focus on gene-gene and gene-environment interactions)

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January 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
06 March 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 October 2017
International Applicant Deadline
03 October 2017

May 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
12 September 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2018
International Applicant Deadline
15 October 2017

July 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
17 October 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 March 2018
International Applicant Deadline
15 January 2018

September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
17 October 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 May 2018
International Applicant Deadline
15 February 2018

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