Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (MSc)
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).
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.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Prior degree requirements
Applicants with a Bachelor in Science will be considered for entry to this program.
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
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,632.61||$2,868.22|
|Tuition per year||$4,897.83||$8,604.66|
|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)|
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.
Completion Rates & Times
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.
Hackett, Tillie-Louise (Molecular determinants of COPD, small airway obstruction, angiotensin signalling, defective airway epithelial differentiation in asthma, human lung cell repository)
Hameed, Morad (Trauma Surgery; Emergency General Surgery; Critical Care Medicine; Public Health)
Harrigan, Paul (Drug Resistance, Genotyping, Automated Sequencing, Drug Development, and Clinical Trials)
Harris, Kevin (Evidence to Innovation; Preventive Cardiology; Cardiovascular Outcomes; Interventional Pediatric Cardiology)
Hoffman, Bradford (Understanding how the genes critical to endocrine pancreas development, as well as ?-cell function and proliferation are regulated is essential for the development of novel strategies for the production of insulin-secreting cells, and for improving the efficacy of available transplantable material. )
Humphries, Richard Keith (Genetic control and manipulation of hemopoiesis. Stem Cell Regulation. Retroviral Gene Transfer. Transgenic Mice.)
Janssen, Patricia (Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Social Determinants of Health, Perinatal Period, Gestation / Parturition, maternal child health, health of marginalized women , mobile health for pregnancy and parenting)
Jia, William Wei-Guo (Brain tumour, Oncolytic virotherapy, Virus mediated genetherapy, Degenerative neurological diseases, Drug discovery from natural products, neurosurgery)
Jiang, Xiaoyan (Cancer Genetics, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Basic and translational leukemia research, Leukemic stem cell biology , Gene regulation , Drug resistance , Proteomics)
Kalia, Sunil (Skin Cancer, Optics and Photonics, Skin Disorders, Epidemiology, optics, photobiology, dermatoepidemiology, cancer)
Karsan, Aly (Myelodysplatic syndromes, myeloid malignancies, innate immune signaling in vascular hematopoietic function, genomics for clinical diagnostics)
Kastrukoff, Lorne (MS; human immunology and multiple sclerosis particularly T-cell responses and most recently NK or natural killer cell responses)
Keown, Paul Anthony (immune response in transplantation and autoimmune disease, and ranges from molecular genetics to healthcare economics)
Kissoon, Niranjan (Sepsis and critical care)
Kitson, Clifford Neil (biological membranes that form the permeability barrier of the skin, and in how these properties may be altered in common and uncommon disorders of the skin)
Kobor, Michael (Epigenetics, Social Epigenetics, Molecular Biology , Chromatin Biology)
Kolind, Shannon (Imaging, MRI, Medical Physics, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord, Brain, Neurological Disease, Myelin)
Kollmann, Tobias (Immunity in Health & Disease, immunology and immunological diseases, developmental/neonatal immunology, infectious disease, vaccines, HIV/AIDS)
Kopp, Janel (Pancreas, Pancreatic cancer, Pancreatic development, Modeling cancer)
Krahn, Andrew (management of cardiac arrhythmias; investigation of genetic causes of arrhythmias, causes of loss of consciousness and implantable arrhythmia device monitoring)
Krassioukov, Andrei (autonomic dysfunctions following spinal cord injury (SCI))
Krausz, Reinhard (addiction, complex concurrent disorders, E -Mental Health, Internet based healthcare, vulnerable urban populaton, Psychosis, opiate addiction, e-mental health, internet based healthcare, vulnerbale urban population, trauma, homelessness and mental health)
Krystal, Gerald (Blood research, immunology, inflammation, effect of diet on cancer )
Lacaille, Diane (General internal, Arthritis & Joint Health)
Lam, Stephen C (Lung cancer, optical imaging, tomography, spectroscopy)