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.
Lange, Dirk (ureteral stent associated morbidity)
Levin, Adeera (Hypertension/Renal Transplantation; Medical Education; Outcome/Evaluation Method Applied to Renal Patients)
Levings, Megan (Immune homeostasis)
Li, Linda (Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Care and Services, Health Care Technologies, Patient help-seeking experiences , Shared decision-making, Patient self-management , E-health & digital media, Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management , Health services research, Patient engagement, Knowledge translation, Implementation science)
Lim, Chinten James (Cell Signaling and Cancer, Leukemia, Immunotherapy, Chemotherapy, tumour cell biology, mechanisms of drug resistance, integrin cell adhesion and migration, tumour microenvironment, pediatric oncology)
Lim, Choon Jim (Biomass and fossil fuels, Spouted bed, Gas-particle system hydrodynamics, heat transfer, Hydrogen production)
Lima, Viviane Dias (Biostatistics, Epidemiological Methods, Epidemiology of HIV Disease, Epidemiology of HCV Disease, Public Health, Health care utilization, Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases)
Ling, Victor (Resistance to anticancer drugs, glycoprotein, chemotherapy, proteins )
Liu-Ambrose, Teresa (Age and Risk Factors, Mobility, Cognitive Neuropsychology of Aging, Healthy Aging, Falls Prevention, Brain Health, Sleep, Physical Activity)
Luciani, Dan (Diabetes, Pancreatic beta-cell function and failure, Mitochondrial physiology, Cell calcium signalling, Cell stress signalling, Mechanisms of cell death)
Lui, Harvey (lasers; skin disease; psoriasis; dermatology; pigmentary disorders; vitiligo; applied optics; photomedicine; photodynamic therapy, Dermatology, photomedicine, lasers, psoriasis, vitiligo, dermatologic education)
Luo, Honglin (Viral Infections, Cardiomyopathy, Lung Cancer, Central Nervous System Inflammatory Diseases, Protein quality control in cardiac remodeling, Oncolytic virus for lung cancer therapy, Enteroviral infection and neurodegeneration)
Marzban, Lucy (Metabolic Diseases, Diabetes, Pancreas, Cell Signaling, Endocrine Disorders, Transplantation and Graft Rejection, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Islet Transplantation, Beta Cell Death, Beta Cell survival, Islet Function, Apoptotic Pathways, Cytokines, Prohormone Processing)
Masse, Louise (Obesity, Health Promotion, Childhood obesity with specific interests in prevention and treatment using lifestyle modification)
Matsell, Doug (Childhood kidney disease, Congenital urinary tract obstruction)
Maxwell, Christopher (Cellular Division, Cellular Differentiation, Hereditary Cancer, Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Cell division, Cell migration, Differentiation, Cell polarity)
McKay, Heather Anne (Role of physical activity and healthy eating to optimize bone health and promote healthy body weight during childhood)
McNagny, Kelly Marshall (Apoptosis and Cancer, Stem Cells, Immunology, Inflammation, Mouse models of human disease, Tissue degeneration/regeneration, Cancer, innate immune response)
Miller, Christopher (Antimicrobial role of nitric oxide; Antibiotic resistance associated with M. tuberculosis, S. aureus, P. aeruginosa; Role of nitric oxide in non-healing wounds and cystic fibrosis; Therapeutic use of nitric oxide in Avian flu and parasitic infections; Inhaled nitric oxide for treatment of cerebral malaria ( www.inouganda.com ); Tumorcidal activity of nitric oxide; Ventilator acquired pneumonia)
Miran-Khan, Karim (Exercise is Medicine , Health promotion via Exercise, Type 2 DM prevention)
Moore, David (HIV prevention and control, HIV among men who have sex with men, HIV in sub-Saharan Africa; epidemiology; public health)
Mui, Alice (Inflammatory Signalling Pathways)
Nelson, Colleen (changes in gene expression in androgen-independence of prostate cancer, and use of high-throughput bioprofiling for screening, validation, and functional evaluation of targets)
Pelech, Steven Daniel (Cell Signaling, Neurological Diseases, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Cellular Differentiation, Cellular Division, Enzymes and Proteins, Functional and Structural Proteomics, Genomics and Proteomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission, Protein microarrays, Protein kinases, Protein phosphatases, Protein phosphorylation, Mitosis, Meiosis, Cell signalling, Signal transduction)