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).

 

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

96
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

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 82% based on 57 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 61 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 0.66 years and the maximum time is 5.32 years with an average of 2.63 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: 8 April 2016].

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.

  • Lam, Stephen C (Lung cancer, optical imaging, tomography, spectroscopy)
  • 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 (Patient help-seeking experiences , Shared decision-making, Patient self-management , E-health & digital media, Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management , Health services research - knowledge translation and implementation, Patient engagement)
  • Lim, Choon Jim (Biomass and fossil fuels, Spouted bed, Gas-particle system hydrodynamics, heat transfer, Hydrogen production)
  • Lim, Chinten James (Childhood Diseases; Integrin dependent cell adhesion and migration; Mechanisms of chemotherapeutic resistance; Protein interactions and cell signaling; Tumour microenvironment)
  • 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 (Healthy Aging, Mobility, Falls, Brain Health)
  • 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 (Protein degradation system in cardiac remodeling )
  • Marzban, Lucy (Diabetes research beta cell survival and function )
  • Masse, Louise (obesity prevention, childhood obesity, policy approaches to address childhood obesity, physical activity, Obesity prevention, Physical activity assessment, School policies & impact on children)
  • Matsell, Doug (Childhood kidney disease, Congenital urinary tract obstruction)
  • Maxwell, Christopher (Hereditary Cancer, Cell division, Cell migration, Differentiation, Cell polarity)
  • McElwee, Kevin John (understanding the biology of the human hair follicle as it relates to the skin and a variety of immunologic and developmental human diseases in general)
  • McKay, Heather Anne (Role of physical activity and healthy eating to optimize bone health and promote healthy body weight during childhood)
  • McNagny, Kelly Marshall (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)

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January 2018 Intake

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

May 2018 Intake

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

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